Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Fwd: PhD position in music cognition at EPFL

Full-time PhD position in music cognition at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

The Digital and Cognitive Musicology Laboratory (DCML) at EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland, is recruiting a PhD candidate to start in September 2018 or early 2019. The lab is directed by Martin Rohrmeier. The PhD position is available in the context of the H2020-ERC funded project on the "Principles of Musical Structure Building: Theory, Computation, and Cognition". The project explores theories of musical syntax and structure combining theoretical, computational and psychological approaches. The selected candidate will join the team to work on designing and conducting psychological experiments exploring the perception and acquisition of syntactic structures in.

Required profile:
- Applicants should have a very good MA degree in the fields of psychology, neuroscience, (empirical) musicology, cognitive science or a closely related field.
- Skills in computer programming and statistics as well as music theory and analysis are desirable
- Fluent English, French an asset

What we offer:
- A young and dynamic lab with members from diverse disciplinary backgrounds
- The EPFL provides an excellent and leading research environment as well as a dynamic and lively international campus with a vibrant student life and cultural events

Start date:
The position is planned by start in September 2018 or early 2019.

Term of employment:
Fixed-term (CDD)

Work rate:

4 years


PhD students upload their materials on http://phd.epfl.ch/application under the EDNE doctoral school (https://phd.epfl.ch/neuroscience-openings). Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

For more information about the position, please contact Martin Rohrmeier (martin.rohrmeier < at > epfl < dot > ch)

Deadline for application: May 1, 2018

Fwd: FW: April events at St George's Bloomsbury


Sunday 8th April 6:45pm


Singing Cultures Choir


Harmonies from Classical Memories


Following the previous sell-out concert, Harmonies from Classical Melodies returns for a performance at St. George's Church, Bloomsbury.


This is a rare opportunity to experience the legacy of African Classical Music and its message for a 'common humanity'. The programme features the Singing Cultures Choir accompanied by dynamic pianist Kevin Satizabal. The choir's repertoire will include songs by African composers, African folksongs and new songs capturing choristers' aspirations for a "better world". There will also be solo performances by acclaimed soprano Victoria Oruwari, and internationally renowned flautist Rowland Sutherland. 


Concertgoers from the previous performance described feeling 'warm', 'proud', and 'wanting more'. See this video for a preview including interviews with audience members from the first concert:


https://youtu.be/hv_rXxdw2QM .


Tickets available at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/transculturalvisions-12244455380




St George's Festival

Wednesday 18th April - Wednesday 2nd May

11:00am - 6:00pm (except Sundays)


Heavenly Majestic Skylines


A series of seven A1 photographs captured by fine art photographer Simon-James Smith.




St George's Festival

Thursday 26th, Friday 27th & Saturday 28th April 7:30pm

Upper Vestry Hall


St George's Bloomsbury in association with DOT Productions present


I, Dido
by Non Vaughan-Thomas


Monday 5th June 1780. As rioting continues to rage in London, a unique Bloomsbury family faces some home truths. I, Dido recounts the story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the daughter of a Navy Captain and a black slave. Raised in the home of one of Britain's greatest judges, Lord Mansfield, Dido was witness to the beginning of the abolitionist movement.


Following the success of Emma in September last year, DOT Productions returns to St George's Bloomsbury for the premiere of I, Dido. Commissioned by St George's Bloomsbury and written by Non Vaughan-Thomas, the play recounts a dramatic episode in the life of Dido Elizabeth Belle, an illegitimate mixed race woman rescued from slavery as a child, adopted by Lord Mansfield and baptised at St George's Bloomsbury.


Tickets: £8 / £5 concession

Tickets available through Ticketsource 0333 666 3366

Reservations available through St George's Bloomsbury 020 7242 1979


Seating is limited. Book early to avoid disappointment!



St George's Festival

Saturday 28th April 11:00am - 3:00pm


Silent Calligraphy

The South London Lettering Association will be demonstrating a variety of calligraphic scripts in the church, in a quiet and contemplative atmosphere alongside have-a-go lettering sessions in our Upper Vestry Hall.


Find out more about this ancient skill at this free event





For full details please go to www.stgeorgesbloomsbury.org.uk

If you wish to be taken off our mailing list please reply to Mark Summerbell at this email address


Mark Summerbell
Arts & Concerts Director
St George's Bloomsbury

Please note that I work part time only

St George's Bloomsbury
Bloomsbury Way, Bloomsbury WC1A 2SA
020 7242 1979

Postal address: 
6-7 Little Russell St
Bloomsbury WC1A 2HR

Friday, April 13, 2018

Fwd: Job: Research Fellow in Machine Listening - University of Surrey, UK - Deadline: 1 May 2018

Dear Music and Science peo,
Please forward to anyone who may be interested.
Best wishes, Mark Plumbley


Research Fellow in Machine Listening

University of Surrey, UK
Salary: GBP 30,688 to GBP 38,833 per annum 
Closing Date: 1 May 2018 (23:00 BST)

Applications are invited for a Research Fellow in Machine Listening to
work full-time on an EPSRC-funded project "Making Sense of Sounds", to
start as soon as possible, for 9.75 months until 13 March 2019. This
project is investigating how to make sense from sound data, focussing on
how to allow people to search, browse and interact with sounds. The
candidate will be responsible for investigating and developing machine
learning methods for analysis of everyday sounds, leading to new
representations to support search, retrieval and interaction with

The successful applicant is expected to have a PhD or equivalent in
electronic engineering, computer science or a related subject, and is
expected to have significant research experience in audio signal
processing and machine learning. Research experience in one or more of
the following is desirable: deep learning; blind source separation,
blind de-reverberation, sparse and/or non-negative representations,
audio feature extraction.

The project is being led by Prof Mark Plumbley in the Centre for Vision
Speech and Signal Processing (CVSSP) at the University of Surrey, in
collaboration with the Digital World Research Centre (DWRC) at Surrey,
and the University of Salford. The postholder will be based in CVSSP and
work under the direction of Prof Plumbley and Co-Investigators Dr Wenwu
Wang and Dr Philip Jackson. For more about the project see:

CVSSP is an International Centre of Excellence for research in
Audio-Visual Machine Perception, with 125 researchers, a grant portfolio
of £20M. The Centre has state-of-the-art acoustic capture and analysis
facilities enabling research into audio source separation, music
transcription and spatial audio. Audio-visual compute includes 700 cores
and a 50GPU machine learning cluster with 500TB of online storage.

Informal enquires are welcome, to: Prof Mark Plumbley
(m.plumbley@surrey.ac.uk), Dr Wenwu Wang (w.wang@surrey.ac.uk), or Dr
Philip Jackson (p.jackson@surrey.ac.uk).

For more information and to apply online, please visit:

We acknowledge, understand and embrace diversity.


Prof Mark D Plumbley
Professor of Signal Processing
Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing (CVSSP)
University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, UK
Email: m.plumbley@surrey.ac.uk

 LVA/ICA 2018
 14th International Conference on Latent Variable Analysis and Signal Separation
 July 2-6, 2018, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Fwd: Dronica Festival #7 + Disinformation on Resonance FM

Dronica Festival #7 [12 to 14 April 2018] + Disinformation on Resonance FM

Three day long visual and sound art festival, featuring performances
and installations by Coagulant, Gareth Davis, Diamat, Disinformation,
Denis D'Or, Charles Hayward, Luxul, Jose Macabra, Kieron Mahon, Minus
Pilots, Mothax, Needle Factory, Raxil4, Miguel Domingo Redondo, Blanca
Regina & Pierre Bouvier Patron, Rotten Bliss, Ruido, Pascal Savy, The
Seer, Daniele Sergio, Tasos Stamou, Mira Varg and V-Stok… plus
home-made Sicilian street food by Sicilia Bedda –

Thursday 12 to Saturday 14 April 2018…

Thursday 7pm to 10pm - £5
Friday 6pm to 11pm - £10
Saturday 3pm to 10:30pm - £10

The Old Church
Stoke Newington Church St.
London N16 9ES

Preview video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5skoigMpJDI

Disinformation feature on Resonance FM -

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Fwd: Musics, selves and societies: a workshop

Musics, selves and societies: the roles of music in effecting change
A Workshop at the Faculty of Music, University of Cambridge, 25-26 June 2018


This workshop brings together researchers and practitioners to explore
theory, research and evidence on whether, and how, music can effect
individual and social change. It will consider the following three
1. Can music effect individual and/or social change, and what
evidence is there pro or contra?
2. What types of beneficial changes can it generate and how
durable are those changes?
3. How can we harness music's powers for change?

Over the two days of the workshop, there will be panel presentations
and intensive discussions involving a wide range of world-leading
practitioners and researchers centring on music's effects and roles in
the domains of education, therapy and social action, concluding with a
session on how public policy should and might be developed in the
light of the evidence and preceding discussions.

A limited number of additional places is available for those wishing
to present a poster and for those wishing to attend; to register for
the workshop, go to the conference website below (priority will be
given to poster presenters). Submissions for posters in the areas of
music or arts therapy/ education/ psychology as well as arts and
policy making are encouraged; abstracts (of up to 350 words) should be
submitted by April 27, 2018 to Rebecca Whiteman at rnw28@cam.ac.uk.
If your poster is accepted for inclusion and you are a student or
unwaged, you may be eligible for a SEMPRE conference award (see

For more information and to register for the Workshop go to the
conference website at:

Registration cost: £75 GBP two-day/£40 GBP single-day (includes lunch
and coffee breaks each day); £33 for Workshop dinner (optional)

For further information, contact Rebecca Whiteman at rnw28@cam.ac.uk.

Application Procedure. Applicants for a SEMPRE conference award should
submit poster proposals (including title and abstract) by 27 April,
and also include the following information:
(a) status (student/unwaged/waged)
(b) nationality
(c) country of current residence
(c) the amount of funding sought
(d) why other sources of funding are not available
(e) how participation in the "Musics, selves and societies: the roles
of music in effecting change" Workshop will assist them in their
future research.

Expected Date of Notification. Travel award applicants will be
informed as to their status by May 18, 2018.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Fwd: Music Education Conference, University of York June 2018

Dear fellow musicians,

The University of York is delighted to host its second Music Education
conference: 'Connections and Communication in Instrumental and Vocal
Teaching'. The conference will take place on Tuesday 26th June and
Wednesday 27th June 2018 in The Rymer Auditorium at the University of

This event will bring together teachers, researchers, and performers
to explore connections and communication in instrumental and vocal
music teaching. This topic can be approached in numerous ways and we
welcome submissions from students and professionals who have related
views and experience. There will be a balance of practical and
theoretical submissions across the two days and we are keen to support
early career professionals as well as students, independent scholars
and music teachers.

The call for papers is now open and submissions are welcomed until
18.00 on Friday 16th May. The organising committee will notify you as
to the outcome by Friday 23rd May.

For more information please visit the conference website:

https://musiceducationconferenceyork2018.wordpress.com/ or contact the
organising committee via mecy-18@york.ac.uk.

Best wishes,

Dr Liz Haddon
Programme Leader, MA in Music Education: Instrumental and Vocal Teaching
University of York, UK