The Centre for Research in New Music (CeReNeM) is a community of world-leading artists and scholars who bring innovative and interdisciplinary perspectives to research in composition, performance, sonic arts and multimedia, music technology, improvisation, analysis, and new music studies.

CeReNeM hosts a vibrant and internationally diverse postgraduate programme, with MMus, MA by Research, and PhD programmes supported through a programme of concerts with artists and ensembles in residence including Apartment House, the Bozzini Quartet, ELISION Ensemble and leading soloists, outstanding facilities such as the 52-channel/66-loudspeaker HISS system and the 25.4-channel SPIRAL studio, an extensive seminar and workshop series, and the software development platforms of the Creative Coding Lab. CeReNeM has key partnerships with Electric Spring and the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, the British Music Collection, and Sound & Music. Its publication platforms include the widely regarded HCR record label, the peer-reviewed Divergence Press journal, and the student-led CeReNeM Journal. As a signatory to the Keychange initiative, CeReNeM’s activities are guided by a commitment to programmes and targets that promote an inclusive, equitable, and open culture for new music.

CeReNeM initiated and leads the ‘Speculations in Sound’ international research network, a programme of lectures, symposia and publications in collaboration with many of the leading institutions for contemporary music worldwide, including, amongst others, Harvard, Columbia, University of Chicago, UCSD, Université de Montréal (CIRMMT), Queens University Belfast (SARC), National University of Singapore (Yong Siew Toh Conservatory), IRCAM, and NoTAM (Oslo).

CeReNeM is one of the flagship institutes of the University of Huddersfield.



CeReNeM staff comprise 13 primary members, 5 affiliate members, 5 externally funded Research Fellows, and numerous Visiting Professors and Visiting Research Fellows



Information about CeReNeM MA & PhD programmes, scholarships and fee waiver opportunities, applications, and profiles of current students and recent alumni



CeReNeM’s ground-breaking research has had a significant impact on diverse social, economic, technological, and cultural communities worldwide



Facilities, International Research Network, Industry Partnerships, collaborative and multidisciplinary research, Artistic and Cultural Partnerships



CeReNeM leads large-scale multidisciplinary projects that bring together contributions from CeReNeM staff and our academic/industry partners



Staff publications, compositions, performances, and recordings; HCR record label; Divergence Press peer-reviewed journal; CeReNeM Postgraduate Journal


Public Engagement

Non-academic public engagement and knowledge exchange projects, including public outreach, education and workshops, and participation in advisory boards, consultation and leadership


CeReNeM Newsletter

Staff news, events, and publications from the Centre for Research in New Music


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