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DMRN Events

The DMRN organised a series of events to inform the development of the Roadmap. These events included discussions and break-out groups. Discussion groups considered topics and themes associated with the future of digital music research.

International and UK speakers were invited the DMRN events to speak about state-of-the-art developments in research and their visions of future research activity. Several speakers from the digital music industries were also included in these programmes.

All the events below are documented on the DMRN web page and many presentations are available for download.

DMRN Launch day
17 Dec 2002

Invited contributors:
Gestural Control of Digital Sound Synthesis
Daniel Arfib (CNRS-LMA, Marseille)

Extracting and Exploiting High-level Music Descriptors for Electronic Music
Distribution Francois Pachet (Head of Music Team, Sony CSL, Paris)

Challenges and Opportunities for Music Technology in Higher Education
Carola Boehm, Nick Bailey (University of Glasgow)

Digital Music in the 21st Century
Mark Sandler (Queen Mary, University of London)

Cambridge Music Processing Symposium
28 March 2003

Invited contributors:
Musical Meter Estimation and Music Transcription
Anssi Klapuri, Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland

Musical Structure and Content Repurposing with Bayesian Models
Michael Casey, Goldsmith's College London

Bayesian Harmonic Models for Musical Signal Analysis
Simon Godsill, University of Cambridge

Simulating a bowed violin string
Jim Woodhouse, University of Cambridge

Algorithms for discovering repeated patterns in multidimensional representations of polyphonic music
Dave Meredith, City University London

Finger Tapping on the Keyboard: Rhythmic Patterns, Rule-based or Associative Processes?
Rainer Speigel, University of Cambridge

Music as Biocultural Phenomenon
Ian Cross, University of Cambridge

Beat-based verses Interval-based timing: A matter of complexity?
Jessica Grahn, University of Cambridge

Where's Caruso? Singer Identification by Listener and Machine
Gregory Wakefield, University of Michigan

Audio Gets Smart: at AES 114, New York
13 October 2003

Semantic Audio Analysis
Dan Ellis, Columbia University, New York, US.

Semantic Audio Studio Tools and Techniques using MPEG-7
Michael Casey, City University London

Semantic Audio Analysis & Metadata Standards
Juergen Herre, Fraunhofer Institute, Erlangen, Germay

Workshop: The Future of Digital Music Research?
22 Dec 2003

Present and Future of Computer Music Research: A Personal View
Xavier Serra, UPF, Barcelona

The Psychoacoustics of Sound Recording
Tim Brookes, Inst of Sound Recording, University of Surrey

Composing with Technology: Challenges & Opportunities ahead
Ambrose Field, Dept of Music, University of York

All in the mind?
Geraint Wiggints, Centre for Computational Creativity, City University, London

A series of breakout groups discussed the above themes as part of this event. The groups consisted of researchers, research students and members of the digital music industry.

SARC/DMRN Research Workshops
Sonic Arts Research Centre, Queen's University Belfast, UK
27-29 April 2004

Speakers included:
Richard Coyne (University of Edinburgh)

Simon Waters (University of East Anglia)

Andrea Zapp (Manchester Metropolitan University)

Perry Cook (Princeton University),

Stefania Serafin (Aalborg University, Denmark),

Julien Bensa (CCRMA, ex-LMA Marseilles).

Henkjan Honing (Music, Mind, Machine group, Universiteit van Amsterdam)

Alan Marsden (Lancaster University)

Francois Pachet (Sony CSL-Paris)

Mark Steedman (University of Edinburgh)

Leeds International Music Technology Education Conference 2004

Invited contributors:
Nic Collins from the Sound Faculty of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Andy Arthurs from the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane

Paul White and Hugh Robjohns from Sound on Sound magazine

The Future of Audio: Digital Music in 2010
York event 24 Nov 2004

Potential futures: Future directions in digital music research
Dr Ambrose Field and Dr Tony Myatt, University of York.

Music scene analysis as a grand challenge for digital music
Dr Mark Plumbley, Queen Mary's, University of London

An industry view
Andy Dowell, Dolby Laboratories, UK

Perceptually Motivated Measurement and Control of Digital Music
Dr Tim Brookes and Dr Russell Mason, University of Surrey

Contemporary artistic practice in digital music
Oswald Berthold, Farmers Manual - Real-world coupled generative systems,
composition by monitoring/opensoundcontrol

MPEG7 report Dr Michael Casey, Goldsmiths College, University of London

Sound to Sense, Sense to Sound (S2Sē)
Damien Cirotteau,Media Innovation Unit (MIU-FT), Italy

M2K (Music-to-Knowledge) European/United Kingdom Workshop
Goldsmiths College, University of London, London, UK 15-16 April 2005

Contributors included:
J. Stephen Downie, IMIRSEL Director, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Andreas Ehmann, Electronic Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

David Tcheng, NCSA, Research Programmer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Kris West, University of East Anglia

ISMIR 2005
6th International Conference on Music Information Retrieval
London, UK 11 - 15 September 2005

Keynote speakers:
Text and non-text: the ascendancy of words
Stephen Robertson
Microsoft Research Cambridge & Professor of Information Systems, Dept of Information Science, City University, London

Towards the Complete Musicologist?
Nicholas Cook, FBA
Research Professor of Music, Royal Holloway, University of London & Director, AHRC Research Centre for the History and Analysis of Recorded Music

Invited Talk: Sonifications
Thomas Dolby, Headspace, Inc