Research topic: Music technology

Music technology is central to the production, distribution and analysis of music.

As an academic field, music technology encompasses fundamental research within fields such as acoustics, sound cognition and computer sciences.

The knowledge acquired is used to develop instruments and tools for sound production and analysis. The use of these instruments and tools is an important component in the creation of music. Analytical, historical and educational studies place this technology in a wider context.

New technologies have played a central role in musical life throughout history. The invention of a system for music notation in the Middle Ages, of the saxophone in the 19th century and of the MP3 player in the 20th century are all examples of inventions within the field of music technology that have contributed to development of music.

Today music technology is a field for teaching and research at educational institutions worldwide.

Experience of the development, use and analysis of music technology is not only useful in all parts of the creative music sector, but is important within the educational sector. Knowledge of music technology is also of practical benefit within the general technological and ICT sectors.

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Published Feb. 8, 2013 12:35 PM - Last modified Mar. 13, 2014 2:29 PM