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Centre for Music and Science


Dr Peter Harrison will shortly be joining the CMS as its new head and University Lecturer in Music and Science from September 2021. 

Peter first came to the University of Cambridge as an organ scholar at Clare College, where he studied Mathematics and then Music. After postgraduate studies at Goldsmiths, University of London and Queen Mary, University of London, he took up a postdoctoral research position at the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics in Frankfurt, Germany. His published work centres on computational approaches to music cognition, covering topics such as statistical learning, creativity, musical pleasure, consonance, voice leading, harmonic syntax, and individual differences in musical abilities.

Peter welcomes enquiries from prospective students.