Aesthetics of Computer Music: Changes in the Nature and Reception of Music

This workshop explores the impact that the latest developments in computer music have on how we receive and research music.

The discussion will bring together many different perspectives - music research, psychology of music, philosophy, composition, performance - with the aims of collating the research that is being carried out on the topic and of considering how the various results intersect with each other.

Provisional Programme

11:50 - 12:00   Welcome

12:00 - 12:50   Dr Luke Windsor, School of Music, University of Leeds, “The Illusion of Disembodiment: The Ghost in the Musical Machine”

12:50 - 13:40   Lunch

13:40 - 14:30   Prof. Andy Hamilton, Department of Philosophy, Durham University, “The Role of Computers in Music: A Humanistic Conception”

14:30 - 14:40   Break

14:40 - 15:30   Dr. Freya Bailes, School of Music, University of Leeds, “Psychological Interests in Computer Music Perception”

15:30 - 15:40   Break

15:40 - 16:30   Dr. Adam Stanovic, Department of Music, The University of Sheffield, “Computer Music: An Ideological Charge”

16:30 - 16:40   Break

16:40 - 17:30   Panel

The event is sponsored by the Centre for Aesthetics and the School of Music at the University of Leeds.

Please register your intention to attend by sending an email to
For more information contact Aaron Meskin at  

Location details

School of Music, Lecture Room 2