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AHRC Workshops - Approaches to Quantitative Data for Music Researchers

  • School of Advanced Study Senate House, Malet Street London WC1E 7HU (map)

Musicologists, ethnomusicologists, composers, sound/media/performance practitioners, data wranglers, informatics researchers, critical theorists and all manner of data/music people – I am very pleased to announce a series of AHRC Collaborative Skills Workshops for Post-Graduate, Doctoral and Early Career Researchers starting in February 2015.

As data becomes an increasingly important and accessible part of our lives, work, research, and experience of music, this series of workshops will explore the relationship between quantitative data and music research. This will include the possible approaches to quantitative data in music research, techniques for collecting and managing data, creative critique and utilisation of data in sound, media or composition practice, and the implications of ‘big data’.

Workshops will take place at the Institute for Musical Research, University of London with a follow-up study session and final symposium held at the University of Sussex.

Dates and titles for the initial workshops can be found below and more information will be posted on

Tuesday 3rd February 2015 – Approaches to Quantitative Data for Music Researchers (led by Dr Daniel Müllensiefen, Goldsmiths)

Tuesday 3rd March 2015 – Creative/Compositional Implementations of Quantitative Data

Tuesday 7th April 2015 – Big Data and Music Research (led by Dr. Stephen Rose, Royal Holloway)

May 2015 (date TBC) – Study session at the University of Sussex

June 2015 (date TBC) – One day symposium for talks, project reports, performances, or installations.

If you would like to be involved in the workshops you should contact 

There are also a small number of travel bursaries available to assist with the costs of attending the workshops, which you can apply for.

For more information or if you have any questions please contact or