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Centre for Music and Performance

Research in the Centre for Music and Performance aims to extend the agenda of musical creativity, in challenging assumptions surrounding the nature, content and presentation of new music, especially in terms of venue, subject matter and audiences.

Our work embraces both technology and innovative score-based and improvisational practices. Much of the research is clustered into several informal groupings, for example:

  • Composition
  • Performance
  • Musicology

Our research in music technology is centred on Integra Lab, an inter-disciplinary research lab with a focus on musician-computer interaction. It is a direct spin-off from the international Integra Project, a €3 million two-phase project funded by the European Union from 2005 to 2011. Integra included multiple partner organisations from Europe and North America and set new standards in the integration of music technology with creative practice and performance.

More information is available from the Birmingham Conservatoire's Research Department.