Our collaborative approach to research ensures that we are heavily involved in a number of research projects involving intra- and interdisciplinary networks of researchers both within the UK and internationally.
Read about some of the main projects in which our researchers are participating.
Community Resilience through Folk Pageantry
A practice-as-research project to investigate how local Manchester communities are responding to climate action policies.
False Relations: Music and the Rhetoric of Dissonance in Early Modern Europe
A multi-disciplinary project investigating what false relations meant to performers, listeners, readers and composers in the early modern era.
Towards a Micro-Theory of Romantic Form in Viennese Music, 1815–28
An international collaboration between the Universities of Manchester and Toronto to begin building a theory of sonata form for Viennese chamber music in the early nineteenth century.
A collaborative project with community radio station Crescent Radio to investigate music and memory within South Asian communities of Greater Manchester.
An interdisciplinary collaboration bringing electroacoustic music composition together with sport and exercise science
A social venture exploring ways in which videogaming can be interlinked with philanthropy.
Cross-Language Dynamics: Reshaping Community – Translingual Music
Investigating the interlingual in contemporary opera as part of a multidisciplinary modern languages research programme.
An exciting cultural showcase examining new trends at the intersections of art, science and technology.
A collaborative project to teach high-level musical performance using bio-feedback and virtual reality.
A collection of sonic-centric projects focused on the construction of novel grammar for dynamic media in sound, music and in composition using 3D-audio and spatial thinking.
Customising and associating sonic ideas to a specific geolocation.
A Locative Audio (GPS AudioTour) platform and complete solution for sound geolocation.
A History of Voices: Singing in Britain from 1690 to the Present
Exploring vocal techniques, performance practice, pedagogical methods and critical responses to singing from the 1690s to the present.
Reconstructing the Viennese String Quartet
Constructing an alternative history of the Viennese string quartet between 1818 and 1830.