MCM2015 Program (22-25/6) and Concerts -- Blood & Tango (Tue, 23/6, 12pm), Geometries & Gestures (Wed, 24/6, 6pm)

The program for the Fifth Biennial Mathematics and Computation in Music Conference (22-25 June 2015, QMUL) is now online at  I would appreciate if you could publicise the event, especially the concerts, to students and staff throughout QMUL (and beyond if appropriate).  

The event is co-hosted by the Schools of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science (Centre for Digital Music) and the School of Mathematical Sciences, and is promoted by QMUL in association with the Society for Mathematics and Computation in Music, London Mathematical Society, Institute of Musical Research, and the EPSRC.

The keynote speakers are: Gareth Loy (author of the two-volume Musimathics), Andrée Ehresmann (Université de Picardie Jules Verne), Emilia Gómez (University Pompeu Fabra), and Ge Wang (Stanford University & Co-founder, Smule). This year’s program features posters and talks based on papers on notation and representation, mathemusical patterns, music generation, deep learning, performance, geometric approaches, post-tonal music analysis, and scales. Accepted papers are scheduled to appear in Springer’s LNAI 9110.  Those interested in attending the conference are reminded that the early bird registration rate of £80 ends on 31 May 2015, and the fee is £120 thereafter. 

In addition to the scientific program, as part of this year’s conference, there will be two concerts that will be free and open to the public:

Blood & Tango, Tue, 23 June 2015, 12pm — 
(Laurel Pardue, violin; Ian Pressland, cello; Susanne Beer, cello; Elaine Chew, piano)
Featuring Gareth Loy's Blood from a Stone, an electronic violin piece with interactive computer system revived, and an unusual juxtaposition of two performances of Piazzolla’s Le Grand Tango.

Geometries & Gestures, Wed, 24 June 2015, 6pm — 
(Carlos Vaquero, flute; Moreno Andreatta, piano; Guerino Mazzola, piano)
Featuring selections from Tom Johnson’s Rational Melodies, Italian pop songs with unusual chord geometries, and free jazz improvisation on Coltrane’s Giant Steps.

All events will take place in the Arts Two Lecture Theatre at Queen Mary University of London.  Print quality posters can be downloaded from

For further details, please see