A busy summer: our first plenary, new team members, more publications and softwares

Between September 20th-22nd, we were delighted to welcome to Huddersfield the eight creative coders involved in the early testing and refinement of the toolboxes we are developing. We were also joined by two external specialists and, together with the project team, we had a profitable three days learning about each other, brainstorming and subjecting the project, our methodology and first software tools to some critical scrutiny. A picture of the group in action has appeared on social media here and there. We are also pleased to welcome a new team member: Jacob Hart joins us as a musicologist, doing his PhD research around the activities of our creative coders as they encounter our tools. He is supervised in his research by Dr. Frédéric Dufeu, from the IRiMas project. Finally, more conferences papers and softwares are now available on our publication page.

A first round of publications

We are happy to announce that a few conferences papers, tutorials, code bits and digital debris are now available on our publication page.

Fully-funded PhD Studentship in Musicology/Analysis: Tracking the Creative Process

We invite applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship in the field of musicology and analysis to join the ‘Fluid Corpus Manipulation’ team for three and a half years. The successful candidate will work on an ethnographic and analytic project, tracking and documenting the creative process of six to ten digitally fluent composers as they integrate a new toolset into their techno-creative practice. The studentship provides 100% of tuition fees and an indexed annual stipend. For more information, download the full call here.

Two fantastic research fellows join the FluCoMa team

The two postdoctoral fellows joining the project are now officially announced. Dr Owen Green joins us from the University of Edinburgh, and Dr Gerard Roma comes all the way from Georgia Institute of Technology. Both made terrific impression on the panel with daring proposals and thorough understanding of the exciting challenges ahead. Exciting times! More info about the team here.