At QCRC we are practising musicians.

We seek to understand, enhance and share the creative processes within our music making and beyond. We aim to explore performance practices across a range of cultural and historical contexts, compositional approaches and their interpretation, technological innovations including audio recording, multimedia performance and instrument building.

Remarkable research

In 2016 this focus area launched a scoping study to understand how music creativities projects are positioned in universities around the country. Projects in this focus area have been supported by the Australia Council for the Arts, Arts Queensland and Ian Potter Foundation.

Focus area Co-convenor

Professor Andrew Brown

Professor Brown's research focuses on augmenting our creative intelligence through interactions with computer systems, about which he has published widely and been the winner of numerous research grants. His research interests include computational arts, algorithmic music, interactive media and education.

Focus area Co-convenor

Professor Stephen Emmerson

Professor Stephen Emmerson is one of the most respected and sought after musicians in Australia. He is in demand both as a pianist, pedagogue and scholar, performing regularly with orchestras and chamber ensembles as well as giving lectures and masterclasses both in Australia and abroad.

Flagship projects

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