Séminaire / Conférence
  • Eduardo Miranda (conférencier)

Eduardo Reck Miranda, professor at Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research ( ICCMR) Plymouth University, UK.

“Blurring the line between Musical Creativity and Scientific Development with Music Neurotechnology”

Truly interdisciplinary research involving the arts and the sciences should ideally bring benefits to both. This talk will illustrate the influential role of the emerging field of Music Neurotechnology in the development of musical research that is equally relevant to musical creativity and scientific development. The term Music Neurotechnology appeared for the first time in a paper published in Computer Music Journal in 2009, 33(1):9-18, to refer to a new research area that is emerging at the crossroads of Neurobiology, Engineering Sciences and Music. Developments in this area include brain-computer interfaces to control musical systems and software for automatic classification of sounds informed by the neurobiology of the human auditory apparatus, to cite but two. Examples of projects will be introduced to demonstrate how compositional ideas can be informed by neuroscience and how music can contribute to biomedical technology (..)


A classically trained composer and Artificial Intelligence scientist with an early involvement in electroacoustic and avant-garde pop music, Eduardo Reck Miranda’s distinctive music is informed by his unique background. He is emerging as an influential composer for his work at the crossroads of music and science.

He is Professor of Computer Music at Plymouth University in the UK, where he founded the esteemed Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research (ICCMR). Before moving to the University of Plymouth he worked at Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre (EPCC), University of Edinburgh, where he developed pioneering work on sound synthesis using parallel computers. He subsequently conducted research into Artificial Intelligence applied to music and linguistics at Sony CSL-Paris for a number of years. In 2006 he was appointed Edgar Varèse Guest Professor of Computer Music at the Technical University of Berlin (..).