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 postgraduate programme with over 50 Masters and PhD students from 21 different countries, 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 48-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 CeReNeM Journal.

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, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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Public Engagement

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

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CeReNeM Newsletter

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

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