The Music, Science and Technology Research Cluster (mstrc) at the Department of Music, University of York, comprises an international and interdisciplinary community of staff and research students working in areas across music, science and technology.



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  • YMPG at ESCOM ’17, University of Ghent

    European Society for the Cognition of Music conference 31 July 20 17 – 4th August 2017, University of Ghent,   It was the great pleasure of members of the YMPG to be welcomed to Ghent for this conference. The planning started around Christmas when members submitted their abstracts to be considered for either spoken or … Continued

  • Cotton Panic

    PhD Composition student Ben Eyes is currently working as sound designer and sound engineer for the Jane Horrocks show “Cotton Panic” at Manchester International Festival. http://mif.co.uk/mif17-events/cotton-panic/ The show, based on the story of the cotton famine in Lancashire in 1861, when cotton mill workers came out in solidarity with the emancipation of slaves in the USA, … Continued

  • A sucessful afternoon at the Festival of Ideas for the YMPG

    YMPG were lucky enough to take part in the 2017 FestIval of ideas, as run by the University of York. One of their flagship events was the ‘family fun afternoon’ held in the Ron Cook Hub. One of our members, Lottie Brook, devised a series of activities for children to introduce them to the idea … Continued

  • YMPG goes to The Festival of Ideas

    On the 10th of June we are taking part in the Family Fringe Afternoon at the University’s Festival of Ideas! We have an exciting line up of activities planned, suitable for children and parents to get involved in. From a silent disco to composing your own percussive piece, we hope to share some interesting facts … Continued

  • Aesthetic Judgement and Contemporary Music

    On Saturday the YMPG held our first major study since our conception. The study was concerned with understanding why some listeners respond positively and others negatively to contemporary music and identifying the cognitive and emotional processes that facilitate those responses in concerts. In this study, contemporary music was performed in front of an audience (with … Continued

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Research Groups

Music Production, Processing and Analysis Group

Theme leader: Jez Wells (Director of MPPAG)

Research that contributes to new techniques and technologies for interacting with sound as well as those that respond to such developments in the studio and understand them from a human and cultural perspective.

Technologies for Musical Creativity Group

Theme leader: Federico Reuben (Director of mstrc & TMCG)

Research on the development of technology that, as a fundamental principle, considers the complexities of musical and creative processes.

York Music Psychology Group

Theme leader: Hauke Egermann (Director of YMPG)

Research to explain and understand musical behaviour and experience.