Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research (ICCMR)

From Wired magazine to CNN, BBC Radio 3 and the Telegraph, the impact of our Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research’s groundbreaking work has been reported far and wide.  

Computing technology is ubiquitous in all aspects of music, and understanding the relationship between the people who make music happen and computing technologies is pivotal for the future of the music industry.

From avant-garde contemporary music to entertainment media for mass consumption, smart sound design and synthetic music pervades a wide range of creative practices.

The ICCMR is affiliated to the University’s Centre for Research in the Humanities, Music and Performing Arts (HuMPA) and to the Cognition Institute. It offers a number of unprecedented opportunities for collaborative and interdisciplinary research with theatre, dance, psychology and neuroscience.

The impact of our groundbreaking research has been widely reported across numerous media channels, including:

  • Nature
  • BBC Radio 3
  • BBC World Service
  • CNN
  • Wired
  • Gramophone
  • New Scientist
  • The Telegraph

The Centre also has an excellent funding track record, with over £2.5m raised to fund its research within the last few years.

Find out more on the ICCMR website

Computer music research

Postgraduate students and research staff have access to well equipped studios, an open plan lab with exciting kit, annual research seminar series and a vibrant contemporary music community.

Prof Eduardo Miranda, Head of ICCMR

ICCMR research at the Contemporary Music Festival

The Festival is directed by Simon Ible, Director of Music of Peninsula Arts and Artistic Director and Conductor of Peninsula Arts Sinfonietta and Eduardo Reck Miranda, Professor in Computer Music at Plymouth University and Director of ICCMR.

It will premiere new compositions by Plymouth University composers and guests.

Combining artistic creativity with scientific development