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Arild Stenberg is Senior Research Associate for the Leverhulme-funded project Score design for music reading: Cognitive and artistic perspectives. The project team further includes two Research Assistants (Dr David Duncan, and a PhD student still to be selected), and is led by Prof. I. Cross, founder of the CMS, as Principal Investigator; it will run at the Faculty of Music —with collaborations from the Royal College of Music and the Conservatiore Royal de Bruxelles— from Jan 2023 to May 2026. Arild previously completed his PhD at the Faculty of Music, University of Cambridge, in 2019, supervised by Prof. Cross (music) and Prof. Sarah Hawkins (linguistics).

David Duncan is a research assistant on the Leverhulme-funded project Score Design for Music Reading, led by Ian Cross and Arild Stenberg. Since his PhD in composition (University of Glasgow) he has worked in music publishing and education. As an editor at Edition Peters, he prepared many contemporary pieces for performance, including works by James Dillon and Anders Hillborg, and he designed and edited an activity book for children based on the works of John Cage, Everything We Do is Music. After leaving Edition Peters he managed the publishing output of the London College of Music, where he played an active part in diversifying graded music curriculums, and he has recently worked in as a syllabus manager at RSL Awards, developing new vocational qualifications for schools and colleges. He is particularly passionate about widening access to music education.

Satinder Gill is a Senior Research Associate on a collaborative project with the University of Krems funded by the Austrian Labour Fund project, "A human-centred design approach for digitization in nursing education: empathy training for burn-out prevention in health and nursing students".  She investigates rhythm and sense making in communication as a critical lens on the changing nature of presence and tacit engagement in technology mediated communication. Satinder is Managing Editor of the AI & Society Journal and author of Tacit Engagement (2015, Springer) and chairs the Cambridge Leonardo Art and Science Evening Rendevouz at CRASSH.


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ICMPC17 presentation - Huw Cheston - Coordination Strategies in Networked Jazz Performances

4 September 2023

We just got back from from an inspiring ICMPC17 (International Conference for Music Perception and Cognition) in Tokyo. It was so great to hear from music psychology laboratories over the world, and to reconnect with old friends and colleagues. Several of our CMS members presented at this conference, including PhD student...

Michaelmas 2023 seminars announced

30 August 2023

The seminar list for Michaelmas 2023 has now been published on the CMS seminars page ! We are excited to have guests joining us from institutes around the world, including Europe, the United States, and Australia, to talk about a variety of topics spanning pitch, rhythm, timbre, and memory.

Research associate position for managing a randomised controlled trial of music therapy with autistic children

30 August 2023

The Autism Research Centre at the Cambridge Department of Psychiatry is looking to appoint a research associate (fixed-term) to manage a randomised controlled trial of music therapy with autistic children. The application deadline is 10 September 2023. For more details see the following link: