Music, Science and Technology Research Cluster Launch

Event Details


The Music, Science and Technology Research Cluster (mstrc) Launch Event on Friday, 25 November 2016 at 5pm. mstrc is a new research cluster at the Department of Music, University of York, comprising an international and interdisciplinary community of staff and research students working in areas across music, science and technology. It currently consists of three research groups:

– York Music Psychology Group (YMPG)
– Music Production, Processing and Analysis Group (MPPAG)
– Technologies for Musical Creativity Group (TMCG)

This is our  programme for the mstrc launch event:

  • 5:00pm Welcome address and mstrc presentation
  • 5:45pm Keynote speaker Professor Tuomas Eerola
  • 6:45pm Performance (Reuben/Rudnicki/Mainwaring)
  • 7:15pm Wine reception with snacks

We are thrilled to announce that the Keynote speaker for this event will be Professor Tuomas Eerola, leading researcher and academic at Durham University. His talk will be on “Modelling Emotions in Music: Lessons Learnt” in which he will talk about music and emotion research and specifically the developement and use of his own programme MIR toolbox. As one of the most widely published researchers in this field we are very lucky that he is coming to York for this event and anticipate his arrival and presentation with great excitement.

The performance will consist of an improvised set by Federico Reuben (laptop/live coding), Radek Rudnicki (electronics/analogue synthesisers) and James Mainwaring (sax).

Location: Rymer Auditorium, Department of Music, University of York.

For more information contact Dr Federico Reuben at