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.


Centre for Research in New Music