Sound and music computing

Access to Queen's Studios ONLY with Student Card

We have identified the issue with the booking system for Queen's studios and put the doors on lock again. For studio doors in the CTS to open from now on you need to:

  1. Have a valid booking (
  2. UPDATE your student swipe card for EVERY BOOKING at an online card reader BEFORE you try to enter the studio.

Online card readers can be found at the entrance to the CTS or at the rear entrance to Queen's building:

If you have any problems accessing the studios, contact the technicians (Q1.38 or email). Please help us trace the issue by stating your name, p-number and the time you tried to access the door.

During office hours technicians will help you. Out of hours, Security (ext. 7642) can be reached via the phones at the rear entrance of Queen’s building and in classroom Q1.31.


Postgraduate study at MTI

We know a number of you are interested in continuing with postgraduate study at MTI. Prof Leigh Landy will provide a presentation on postgraduate study in MTI and answer questions at a special session for you: Wed, 19 March, 4:00, in PACE Studio 1.  This will include a tour the MTI Research Centre facilities (including the 32-channel diffusion room, the audiovisual lab, and the sound art lab). Though this is primarily aimed at year-three students, we heartily welcome year-one and year-two students who want to know more about postgraduate study!


Entretien avec Hèctor Parra

IRCAM - Mon, 03/03/2014 - 00:00

Réécoutez l'émission Le Magazine sur France Musique autour du monodrame "Te craindre en ton absence" (4 au 8 mars aux Bouffes du Nord).

58th Seminar FRI: Managing Configurations in Self-Adaptive Systems

FRI - News and Events - Mon, 03/03/2014 - 00:00

This Wednesday, 5 March, 2014 at 13:15 in PR03, the 58th Seminar FRI will be hosted by Faculty of Computer and Information Science. Camille Salinesi, PhD from University Paris 1 will lecture about Managing Configurations in Self-Adaptive Systems.

Become a 2014 Manager of the Future

FRI - News and Events - Mon, 03/03/2014 - 00:00

The Manager Magazine, in cooperation with the A.T. Kearny consulting firm and Comtrade, has launched a Manager of the Future competition on the topic of Smart solutions for smart(er) energy.

Inspiring Creativy and Enterprise - Careers Event

Want to break into the creative sector or start your own business?
Wednesday 5 March
Second floor, Campus Centre
Inspiring Creativity and Enterprise
Workshops with industry specialists including media, fashion and business start-up

Find out about jobs, work experience and becoming self-employed in the exhibitor area

Get advice from the careers team on CV writing, job applications, interview skills and much more

Find out more from Campus Enterprise Opportunities about how to kick start your own business

Find out more about kick starting your career in the creative sector or becoming self-employed

(SA 28.2)

Visible Bits, Audible Bytes - one day festival Wednesday 12th March - free!

MTI’s annual audio-visual festival – a feast for ear and eye – everyone welcome!
Vital for all MTI and MTP students – all sound and image, creative projects, sound installation. Essential for concert reports, too!  Completely free! (DMU ID card also gets you a discount at Phoenix bar!)
Phoenix Cinema and Art Centre4 Midland Street, Leicester, LE1 1TG
Box Office: 0116 242 2800Wednesday 12th March 2014 3pm till lateVisible Bits, Audible Bytes- a one day festival curated by Andrew Hill.
An award-winning sound and visual artist from Canada is coming to Leicester as part of a one day festival at Phoenix Cinema and Art Centre. Nicolas Bernier, from Montreal, Quebec will be launching an exhibition and performing at the Visible Bits, Audible Bytes festival on Wed 12th March. Nicolas will be headlining the festival, fresh from being recognised as one of the finest artists in his field with the top prize at the prestigious Ars Electronica festival in Linz, Austria. Visible Bits, Audible Bytes also features talks and performances from a range of national and international artists, including Alo Allik, Ryo Ikeshiro, Thierry Gauthier, François Bayle and Piotr Kamler.The event begins at 3pm and is completely free. Places can be booked via the Phoenix box office and website. Nicolas’s exhibition Frequencies (a) will launch at the event and continue at Phoenix until the 22nd March. An installation of sound and light, the artwork merges the piercing hum of mechanically-triggered tuning forks with pure digital soundwaves. Streams of light burst in harmony with the forks, alternately illuminating the exhibition in stark white light and plunging it into complete darkness.
Programme for the day –Talks
3pm – 3:30pm: Alo Allik
3:30 – 4pm: Ryo Ikeshiro - Audiovisualisation
4pm – 4:30pm: Paul Prudence
4:30 – 5pm: Nicholas Bernier – ‘Frequencies’ Series of Works
5.30pm - opening of Bernier's Frequencies (a) installation in the DMU cube @ Phoenix
6.30-8.00pm Main Concert (Screen 2) – Audio-visual works
Len Lye - Colour Box
Thierry Gauthier - Portrait D’une Femme
Ryo Ikeshiro - Construction in Kneading
Norman McLaren - Begone Dull Care
François Bayle and Piotr Kamler - L'Expérience Acoustique: Métaphore + Lignes et points
Nicolas Bernier - Frequencies (Synthetic Variations)
From 9.00pm VJs in Bar
Alo Allik – VJ set
Paul Prudence - Transphormetic
Justin Bennett - Raw Materials

About the artistsNicolas Bernier creates sound performances, installations, live electronics, and moving image. His sound is somewhere between the old and the new. It is electronic music made from objects of the past: typewriter, old machines, tuning forks, soundscape memories and musical instruments. Estonian artist Alo Allik has performed his audio-visual works, compositions, eclectic DJ sets and live electronic music throughout the world. UK-based Japanese artist Ryo Ikeshiro’s works include live audio-visual performances, interactive installations, electronic music, and soundtracks.Thierry Gauthier is a Canadian composer and visual artist with an experimental approach to composition. François Bayle, born in Madagascar, is one of the most distinguished living composers of electronic music, having headed the prestigious Groupe de Recherches Musicales from 1966-97. Piotr Kamler is a renowned Polish filmmaker known for his cutting edge work in animation. [SE 27.02]

ICE Careers Event - 5 March Campus Centre

Want to break into the creative sector or start your own business?

Then come along to the careers event, known as ICE (Inspiring Creativity and Enterprise) which takes place in the campus centre, Wednesday 5 March, 10am - 4pm.

The event includes over 15 exhibitors from Fashion, Media and Business start-up sectors, plus workshops and employer panels.

To attend a workshop, will need to get a ticket from the registration desk on the day. These will be on a first come first serve basis. Places are limited.
See the web link for more details.  

To be announced

KTH Royal Institute of Technology - Thu, 02/27/2014 - 05:43

Time: Tue 2014-04-08 15.15 - 17.00

Location: TMH, Room Fantum, 5th floor, Lindstedtsvägen 24

New Drum Kits

Good news! The drum kit in Queen's live room has been replaced with a Yahama drum set. The new kit expands the choices of toms, which can either flexibly be chosen in a standard kit or extended with extra toms.

An additional drum set has been stored at our loans facility, where it can be taken out by all Music, Technology and Innovation (MTI) as well as Music, Technology and Performance (MTP) and Audio Technology (ART) students.


Fast and Furious: Javascript

FRI - News and Events - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 00:00

On Thursday, March 6th the lecture of Klemen Slavič from Celtra will be hosted in the lecture hall 2.

Fast and Furious: Javascript

FRI - News and Events - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 00:00

On Thursday, March 6th the lecture of Klemen Slavič from Celtra will be hosted in the lecture hall 2.

Discovering patterns in continuous speech

KTH Royal Institute of Technology - Tue, 02/25/2014 - 22:02

Time: Tue 2014-02-25 15.15 - 17.00

Location: TMH, Room Fantum, 5th floor, Lindstedtsvägen 24

Marcus Schmickler: Politics of Frequency - Colloqium and Concert

CCRMA-Stanford University - Tue, 02/25/2014 - 07:14
Date:  Thu, 03/06/2014 - 5:15pm - 9:00pm Location:  CCRMA Stage Event Type:  Colloquium

5:15pm: Schmickler’s talk will give an introduction to the piece "Poiltiken der Frequenz" (Politics of Frequency). Following an hypothesis "Music and Economics share a fundamental object: numbers."  Schmickler’s project "Poiltiken der Frequenz" circles around the acoustic rendering of number concepts. Inspired by Alain Badiou’s Le Nombre et les Nombres, the piece attempts to question the apparent immediacy of numbers that allow calculation to govern today’s economy, social sciences and everyday life.

FREE Open to the Public

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Isis et Osiris

IRCAM - Tue, 02/25/2014 - 00:00

La création de Jacques Lenot est disponible à l'écoute en binaural. À vos caques !

Crystal Mooncone

CCRMA-Stanford University - Mon, 02/24/2014 - 19:46
Date:  Tue, 03/04/2014 - 7:30pm - 10:00pm Location:  CCRMA Stage Event Type:  Concert CCRMA is excited to present Crystal Mooncone in a free concert in the CCRMA Stage.

Chris Peck, Jon Moniaci, and Stephen Rush are Crystal Mooncone:

“We use music we find on the streets and in the forests and play them with our laptops. We play accordions, guitars, balloons, organs, and pianos. We play pretty music and we play noise. We care if you listen. We play for dancers and and video and in the dark. We record in canoes, in swamps, and in studios, and perform in Europe, India, and the U.S.” 

Music and more at
FREE Open to the Public

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CCRMA Winter Concert

CCRMA-Stanford University - Mon, 02/24/2014 - 19:40
Date:  Fri, 03/14/2014 - 7:30pm - 10:00pm Location:  Bing Studio Event Type:  Concert Please join CCRMA faculty, students and staff for the 2014 CCRMA Winter Concert.

Featuring an immersive 24.6 speaker system and an ecelctic mix of live interactive musical systems, richly-textured sound fields and mixed-media works, the concert will take place in the Bing Studio space.

Admission is FREE but tickets are required and can be picked up beginning one hour before the concert in the Bing lobby.

* Please note the 7:30 start time.

Parking: FREE Open to the Public

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Important message for all Third Years

Dear all,
It seems that only 28% of you have yet completed the National Student Survey. This is an important exercise for MTI and the university in general. If you have positive feelings towards your studies to date, please express them through the survey. If you have suggestions to how MTI can best develop moving forward in the future beyond your graduation this year, please also take this opportunity - feedback from our students is essential for us. It won't take long and can be done online (I'm sure IPSO/MORI have already emailed you at least once about this!!!).
Simon (24.2)

L'électronique, partenaire du jeu musical

IRCAM - Mon, 02/24/2014 - 00:00

Une restitution publique de cet atelier aura lieu le 18 mars à 14h30 au CRR de Boulogne-Billancourt, salle jardin 2. Entrée libre

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