Music

Leopold Kozeluch: Secular Cantatas

Supervisor

Assoc Prof Allan Badley

Discipline

Music

Project code: CAI001

This project involves note-setting two secular cantatas by the eighteenth-century Bohemian composer Leopold Kozeluch and assisting in the preparation of critical editions of these two works. The first of these works is Kozeluch’s own fortepiano arrangement of his Masonic cantata Joseph der Menschheit Segen; the second, a cantata for Solo Soprano, fortepiano and violin obbligato.

This project requires a student with good knowledge of Sibelius (or preferably, Finale) music notation software and would be ideally suited to somebody with a strong interest in Historically Informed Performance although this is not essential.

Design of an augmented musical instrument

Supervisor

Dr Fabio Morreale

Discipline

Music

Project code: CAI013

This project involves the creation of a new technology for music performance. A minimally-invasive sensing technique has been recently invented to detect musicians’ fine gestures. The student will employ this new technology to create from scratch a new instrument or to augment the possibilities of an existing one. This project requires a student with good electrical or mechatronic engineering skills but can also be suited to a student proficient in programming and/or design.

Domesticating Late Haydn: Arrangements of Haydn's Music in the Early Nineteenth Century

Supervisor

Assoc Prof Nancy November

Discipline

Music

Project code: CAI017

The student will work with the supervisor to study one or more aspects of domestic arrangement of Haydn’s music in the early nineteenth century. Topics may include ways in which domestic arrangements lead to canon formation; how arrangers shaped music to cater to amateur performance; how early nineteenth-century arrangements of Haydn’s music compare to those of other composers of the time (e.g., Beethoven). The student will carry out a literature review and should have skills in music database searching.

Analysis of mobile apps for music education

Supervisor

Dr Fabio Morreale
AP David Lines

Discipline

Music

Project code: CAI014

An ever-growing number of smartphone applications promise to make music learning easier and more fun. This project is a critical investigation into these apps. The student will identify the most popular apps, will analyse their characteristics, and will assess their pedagogical qualities following a number of metrics to be developed.

This project requires a student with good knowledge of music education theories and would be ideally suited to somebody with an interest in Music Education, Technology, or Entrepreneurship although this is not essential.

Artificial Intelligence for music creation

Supervisor

Dr Fabio Morreale

Discipline

Music

Project code: CAI015

In the last few years, there has been an increased hype around Artificial Intelligence (AI) that automatically compose and produce new music. This project will survey and critically analyse existing musical AI software focusing on quality, creative potential, and adoption rate.

This project would be ideally suited to a student of Musicology, Production, Composition, or Education with an interest in Music Technology. Technical knowledge in Computer Science and AI is not required.