Welcome to the MISTRES pages

The MISTRES group is an interdisciplinary music information systems research group at the University of Sheffield, UK, involving staff from the Departments of Information Studies, Computer Science and Music. The broad aim of the group is to seek improved computer environments that better support the creative process of music composition and performance.

Research interests

  • Software requirements for creativity
  • Software environments
  • User interfaces
  • Approaches to composition
  • Impact of cognitive style
  • Musical sound separation
  • Automatic music transcription and instrument classification
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Staff

  • Barry Eaglestone (Dept. Information Studies)
  • Guy Brown (Dept. Computer Science)
  • Adrian Moore (Dept. Music)
  • Nigel Ford (Dept. Information Studies)
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Funded Projects

Digital Music Research Network (EPSRC £59,000). Joinly with Queen Mary, University of London (coordinator), City University, London, University of Cambridge, University of Glasgow, University of Sheffield, University of Surrey, University of York

Music Orchestration Systems in Algorithmic Research Technology (MOSART) Research Training Network (EU FW5 IHP programme, approximate project funding £900,000, Sheffield's share £80,000). Project Manager Dr Jens Arnsprang, (DIKU, Copenhagen); site co-ordinator Dr Barry Eaglestone (Sheffield University) and task manager for investigation into composition tools. 13 European partners including Sheffield

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Selected Publications

Eaglestone, B., Ford, N., Holdridge, P, Carter, J. (2008) Are cognitive styles an important factor in the design of electroacoustic music software? Journal of New Music Research (to be published).

Eaglestone, B., Ford, N., Holdridge, P, Carter, J. (2008) Cognitive styles and computer-based creativity support systems: two linked studies of electro-acoustic music composers, Sense of Sounds, CMMR Post-conference publication, Editor(s): Richard Kronland-Martinet, Solvi Ystad and Kristoffer Jensen, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (to be published).

Eaglestone B, Bamidis PD. (2007) Music composition for the multi-disabled: A systems perspective. Int J Disabil Human Dev 2008; 7(1).

Eaglestone, B., Ford, N., Holdridge, P, Carter, J. (2007) Are cognitive styles an important factor in the design of electroacoustic music software? International Computer Music Conference (ICMC), Copenhagen [winner of the Journal of New Music Research best paper award of the International Computer Music Conference 2007].

Anthony Brooks, Aalborg University Esbjerg, Denmark; Barry Eaglestone, University of Sheffield, UK; Phil Ellis, University of Sunderland, UK; Rolf Gehlhaar, Coventry University, UK; Luis Miguel Girao, Artshare, Aveiro, Portugal and Coventry University, UK; Wendy Magee, Institute of Neuropalliative Rehabilitation, Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability, UK; Eduardo Miranda, University of Plymouth, UK; Eva Petersson, Aalborg University Esbjerg, Denmark; Paulo Rodrigues, Casa Da Musica, Porto, Portugal ArtAbilitation ICMC Panel Paper Denmark 2007: Non-Formal Rehabilitation VIA Immersive Interactive Music Environments, International Computer Music Conference (ICMC 2007), Copenhagen

Eaglestone B, Ford N, Brown G, Moore AJ (2007) Information systems and creativity: an empirical study, Journal of Documentation Vol. 63 No. 4., August 2007, pp. 442-464

Eagestone, B., Ford, N., Brown, G.J., Moore, A. (2005) Information systems and creativity: an empirical study, EPSRC-funded Digital Music Research Network Workshop and Roadmap Launch, 21 December 2005, Poster Presentation

Myatt A, Eaglestone BM et al (2005) Digital Music Research Network: UK Roadmap for Digital Music Research. [DMRN.org.roadmap]

Upton, K., Eaglestone, B., Ford, N. (2005) The compositional processes of electroacoustic composers: four contrasting perspectives. International Computer Music Conference, Barcelona

Dahan K, Brown G, Eaglestone BM (2003) New Strategies for Computer-Assisted Composition Software: A Perspectiove. Proceedings of the International Computer Music Conference, Singapore, SuviSoft Oy Ltd (ed) International Computer Music Association and National University of Singapore, ISBN 0-9713192-1-9, pp 275-282

Carter JA, Brown MR, Eaglestone BM (2003) A comparison of folk music analysis using The Implication-Realisation Model and GTTM, Meeting of the Society for Music Perception and Cognition (SMPC-2001), Los Vagas, USA

Nuhns R, Eaglestone BM, Ford N, Moore A, Brown G (2002) A qualitative analysis of composers at work. Proceedings of the International Computer Music Conference 2002, Gothenburg, International Computer Music Association, pp 527-599

Eaglestone BM, Ford N, Nuhn R, Moore AJ, Brown G (2001). Composition systems requirements for creativity: what research methodology? Proceedings of Mosart Workshop on Current Research Directions in Computer Music, Barcelona, November 15-17, 2001, Audiovisual Institute Pompeu Fabra University, ISBN 84-88042 37X, pp7-16.

Eaglestone BM, Ford N, Clowes M (2001) Do Composition Systems Support Creativity? - Evaluations, International Computer Music Conference, Havana, 2001, Schloss, A., Dannenberg, R. and Driessen, P. (eds), International Computer Music Association, pp 22-25.

Carter J, Brown M, Eaglestone BM (2001) A comparison of folk music analysis using Lerdahl & Jackendoff's GTTM and a group of human listeners, Meeting of the Society for Music Perception and Cognition (SMPC-2001), Toronto, Canada.

Carters J, Brown M, Eaglestone BM (2000) Style Analysis for Folk Melodies with Classification using Inductive Learning, Proceedings of Les Journees d'Informatique Misicale JIM 2000, pp 181-190, Bordeaux, France, 2000

Carter J, Brown M, Eaglestone BM, Hodges R (1999) Inductive Learning for Musical Style Classification - A Preliminary Study; Society for Music Perception & Cognition 1999 conference, Northwestern University, Illinois

Vertegaal R, Eaglestone BM (1998) Looking for Sound? Selling Perceptual Space Using Hierarchically Nested Boxes, Proceedings of ACM CHI'98 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, LA, ACM SIGCHI, 1998

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Last updated on 18th March 2008.