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The Music Computing Lab at The Open University is a research group focused on empowering musicians, illuminating musical activities, and modelling music perception and cognition. Our work is informed by musicology, psychology, ethnography, embodied cognition, pervasive interaction, mathematics and advanced computing techniques. In particular, we devise and investigate new ways to:
Empower beginners to engage deeply with musical activities
Provide new tools and capabilities for expert musicians and theorists
Cast new light on how music and music perception work.
Reflecting the close relationships between music, mind, brain, body, perception, cognition and physicality, the music computing lab also plays a key role in diverse research projects in digital health, covering topics such as musculo-skeletal and neurological gait rehabilitation, wearables for physiotherapy and management of type 1 diabetes.