Thursday, January 31, 2013
Meant to fire this over some time ago.
Started a blog some months ago now, discussing research findings on
music piracy. The URL is
Thought I'd post a link in case any of you were interested in this
topic. For the super keen, updates can be emailed to you directly with
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Friday, January 25, 2013
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University of London
Saturday, January 19, 2013
> City University London is offering up to 30 fully funded Research
> Studentships to start in October 2013 open to national, EU and
> overseas students .
> The Music Informatics Research Group in the Department of Computer Science
> at City University would particularly like to encourage PhD applications in the
> areas of music and sound computing and informatics.
> Research interests in the Music Informatics Research Group include:
> - music information retrieval
> - computational musicology
> - audio transcription
> - audio signal analysis and classification
> - machine learning applied to music and sound
> - semantic music representation and processing
> - intelligent systems and user interfaces for music applications,
> such as music e-learning, recommendation, etc.
> Information about the Music Informatics Research Group and the
> Research Studentship application procedures and assessment
> criteria can be found on line at
> The closing date for applications is the 1st of March 2013.
> If you are interested in applying, please get in touch with
> Tillman Weyde to discuss further details.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The annual conference of the Cognition Institute, Plymouth University,
will be held March 20-22, 2013. The conference will be structured
around seven themed oral symposia and poster sessions. In addition
evening events include a reception and CogTalk debate to mark the
official launch of the Cognition Institute, and a SciScreen film
The Keynote address will be given by the Head of Programs at the INCF:
Linda Lanyon: Toward globally collaborative science: the International
Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility.
• Sounds for Communication
• Embodied Cognition and Mental Simulation
• Developments in infant speech perception
• Engineering Creativity - can the arts help scientific research
• Computational Modelling of Brain Processes
• Current trends in deception research
• Imagery, Dance and Creativity
The programme can be found here:
Registration is now open and details of how to apply as well as how to
submit an abstract proposal can be found here:
For all conference enquiries please contact Martin Coath at:
Friday, January 11, 2013
INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION
University of London
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Digital art /museum and gallery learning
Department of Culture, Communication and Media
Faculty of Children and Learning
Salary will be 37,382 to £53,233 pro-rata plus £2,323 London Allowance per annum
The appointment will be 0.8 FTE (not full-time as previously notified). Job share considered
The Art, Design and Museology Group (ADM) is within the Department of Culture, Communication and Media at the Institute of Education, University of London. The group comprises researchers, educators, artists, museum professionals and art historians working collaboratively on research and teaching including initial teacher education and continuing professional development for artist educators and gallery, museum and heritage professionals including Doctoral studies, Masters programmes and short courses. The ADM group has a world class reputation for teaching, researching and publishing in a wide range of art, design and museology contexts.
As a diverse interdisciplinary team, ADM focuses on the interrelationship between education and the cultural sector. You will enjoy working creatively in a collaborative studio context where priority is given to researching and learning in and through visual cultures, their locations and histories.
We are looking to appoint a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in digital art /museum and gallery learning. Working with a dynamic and enthusiastic group in Art, Design and Museology you will play a leading role teaching two Masters programmes: Art and Design in Education and Museums and Galleries in Education, contribute to research and consultancy activities, write for publication and if suitably qualified contribute to Doctoral level provision. You will have a strong understanding of contemporary theory and practice of digital arts and their significance for learning across formal and informal sectors.
In view of the nature of the work involved, any offer of appointment will be conditional on a satisfactory Criminal Records Bureau Enhanced Disclosure.
Closing date: 4 February 2013
To apply online please visit http://jobs.ioe.ac.uk or tel 020 7612 6159
We positively encourage applicants from all sections of under-represented communities
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
You are warmly invited to this week's Grove Forum at the Royal College of Music, the first of our Spring series:
RCM East Parry Room
Thursday 10th January, 5.15pm
Action and perception in performance: an ecological approach
Luke Windsor, University of Leeds
Chair: Aaron Williamon, RCM
Performers don't make music in isolation: how do their surroundings (both animate and inanimate) afford and constrain creative behaviour?
Tickets are free and available on the day or in advance from the RCM Box Office. See www.rcm.ac.uk/groveforum for more information.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Music Education Special Interest Group
Research Seminar Announcement
Olle Zandén, BA, MA, PhD, Linnæus University, Sweden and the Swedish National Agency of Education
Tuesday 5th March
The new Swedish music syllabus for compulsory school – principles and practice
In 2011 a new Swedish curriculum was launched in which, contrary to tendencies in many other countries, the explicit focus was on subject-specific competences, not general key-competences. The curriculum introduced new principles for marking, a new marking scale, and purported clear and unambiguous criteria for marking. In this lecture the new Swedish music syllabus is presented; the principles and constraints that its constructors met with; their considerations and efforts to make the syllabus musically meaningful; its reception among music teachers; and some problems and possibilities that have emerged during the curriculum's first year-and-a-half. The presentation will also give examples from the supporting material that has been issued in order to promote professionalism among music teachers, and help them to be more fair in marking; and will include some video and audio recordings of work in practice.
After having worked as a teacher in music, history and mathematics for over 20 years, Olle Zandén earned his doctorate in music education at Gothenburg University in 2010. He has been a guest lecturer at Stockholm University and is now senior lecturer in music education at Linnæus University, Växjö, Sweden. His major research interests are assessment and music teacher professionalisation. He has been appointed by the Swedish National Agency of Education to produce a comprehensive supporting material for assessment in music and is much in demand for teachers' in-service training. Presently he is studying the effects of the new curriculum and syllabus in music on music teachers' practice.
Further details from Lucy Green, firstname.lastname@example.org
All are welcome
Friday, January 4, 2013
PhD CASE Studentship in collaboration with Omnifone
Semantic Audio: audio signal analysis + Semantic Web = future music production & consumption
Applications are invited for a PhD Studentship starting Spring 2013 to undertake research, supervised by Professor Mark Sandler, in Semantic Audio. This important new research topic in Sound and Music Computing pioneers technologies that will power next generation user experiences of music.
This PhD will combine Queen Mary's Semantic Audio technologies with Omnifone's massive music collection and their cloud computing infrastructure to build the world's largest recommendation engine. It will then investigate the best way to apply Content Semantics to such large collections.
Further details can be found at http://lnkd.in/95NFgi