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The Future of ICT in Music Research and Practice

Organized and run by David Meredith, Goldsmiths College, University of London.

(pdf) (html) Programme
(html) Participants
(pdf) (html) Workshop Report

The goals of this workshop were:

  • To identify worthwhile goals for future inter-disciplinary projects involving collaboration between technologists and music researchers and practitioners.
  • To raise awareness among leading music researchers and practitioners of the ways in which technology can (and cannot) be used to improve musical research and practice.
  • To raise awareness of the needs of music researchers and practitioners among leading technologists interested in developing systems to be used by them.

The workshop consisted of nine group discussions on a topic proposed by the chair of the discussion. These included:

  • Connecting the two cultures: how empirical does musicology need to be?
  • Aspiration vs. reality: opportunities and challenges in resource discovery
  • Using technology in music psychology research
  • Expanding the musician’s workshop: the effect of information technology on musical creativity

Each participant attended three of the group discussions during the day. Summaries of the group discussions will be available on this site in the next few months.

AHDS Methods Taxonomy Terms

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  • Music


  • Communication and collaboration - Audio resource sharing
  • Communication and collaboration - Audio-based collaborative publishing
  • Data Analysis - Content analysis
  • Data Analysis - Content-based sound searching/retrieval
  • Data Analysis - Searching/querying
  • Data Analysis - Sound analysis
  • Data Capture - Music recognition
  • Data Capture - Speech recognition
  • Data publishing and dissemination - Audio resource sharing
  • Data publishing and dissemination - Audio-based collaborative publishing
  • Data publishing and dissemination - Cataloguing / indexing
  • Data publishing and dissemination - Searching/querying
  • Data publishing and dissemination - Streaming audio
  • Data publishing and dissemination - Textual collaborative publishing
  • Data Structuring and enhancement - Coding/standardisation
  • Data Structuring and enhancement - Sound compression
  • Data Structuring and enhancement - Sound editing
  • Data Structuring and enhancement - Sound encoding
  • Data Structuring and enhancement - Sound encoding - MIDI
  • Practice-led Research - Audio dubbing
  • Practice-led Research - Audio mixing
  • Practice-led Research - Sound editing
  • Practice-led Research - Digital sound recording
  • Practice-led Research - Digital sound generation