Music and Performance

Research in Music and Performing Arts is mainly carried out by Birmingham Conservatoire, and a research profile is now developing in the Birmingham School of Acting.

At Birmingham Conservatoire research is focused in four areas: musicology, music technology, composition and performance.

Research at the Conservatoire 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.


The Complete Theoretical Works of Johannes Tinctoris: A New Digital Edition

This project will complete a new online, open-access edition of the whole corpus of Tinctoris’s…

Integra Lab

Integra Lab is an interdisciplinary research lab based at Birmingham Conservatoire, with a focus on…

Composing beyond concert practice

Composers at Birmingham Conservatoire have played a key role in changing understanding of the…


Orphion: A Gestural Multi-Touch Instrument for the iPad

A research study which evaluates the design and concept of a new digital musical instrument app. 


The Centre for Music and Performance 

The Centre for Music and Performance is the focal point of all research in this area. 

The Centre for Music and Performance

Centre for Interdisciplinary Performative Arts 

A practice-led research centre studying innovative and multi-media performative practices. 

Centre for Interdisciplinary Performative Arts