Ri Patron Open Evening: The cognitive neuroscience of music

7.00pm to 10.00pm, Thursday 16 March


The Royal Institution of Great Britain GB United Kingdom W1S 4BS 21 Albemarle Street London

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  • Blurring the lines between music studio and science research lab. 

    Credit: Plymouth University


Free event for Ri Patrons, their guests and members of the public interested in learning more about the Ri Patron programme.

Event description

Ri Patrons are invited to bring guests to this open event where Prof Eduardo Miranda from Plymouth University will explain the latest in research connecting music, the brain and technology. The event will also include a live performance of music composed using fMRI brain scans and performed by students from the Royal College of Music.

This event will take place in the Ri's historic lecture theatre and will be followed by a drinks reception.

6.30pm - Theatre doors open
7.00pm - Talk begins
8:30pm - Drinks reception

Ri Members and members of the public are invited to attend and learn more about becoming an Ri Patron. 

Please note there are limited spaces available for this event.

About the speaker

Prof Eduardo Miranda studied Music Technology at the University of York and a PhD on the topic of music with Artificial Intelligence from the University of Edinburgh. Currently, he is Professor in computer music at Plymouth University where he heads the Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research. Prof Miranda is one of the pioneers of the emerging field of music neurotechnology. He has published over 150 research papers and his music has been commissioned, performed and broadcasted worldwide by renowned musicians and ensembles such as BBC Concert Orchestra and Scottish Chamber Orchestra. He has held academic positions at institutions in Glasgow, Paris, Barcelona and Berlin, and worked for a number of years at Sony Computer Science Laboratory - Paris as a research scientist in the fields of AI, speech and evolution of language.


To book your place please email patrons@ri.ac.uk or call +44(0)20 7670 2950.

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