NEWS: The UCL Laptop Orchestra performed at the UCL Festival of the Arts in May 2015!
Welcome to the web pages of the Music Systems Engineering Research Team at UCL.
We research computational approaches to the understanding, analysis, use, and performance of music, developing theoretical techniques and embodying them in systems. This includes representations and systems for large-scale music analysis, algorithmic and generative composition methods, and interactive systems for live performance. We are also bringing together the UCL Laptop Orchestra (UCLOrk).
We work (or have worked) with many partners at other institutions and organisations including the AHRC Centre for Musical Performance as Creative Practice (and its forerunner CHARM), the Royal College of Music, C4DM@Queen Mary University of London, City University, Carnegie Mellon University, Royal Holloway, and Penny Dreadful Productions (see the Sounds Like DNA installation).
Members of the group teach the COMPGC20/COMP6010 Computer Music course on masters and undergraduate programmes here at UCL.
If you are interested in pursuing a music-computing topic at any level from undergraduate projects to doctoral research, please contact Nicolas Gold for a discussion.