Research in composition and improvisation at UQ combines empirical approaches with practice-based methods.

Researchers investigate music technology, computer generation of music, music theory, links between language and music, embodied composition and improvisation, collaborative practice and creative processes. A wide range of musical styles and strategies are explored in creative practice-based research, which draws on research in science, social science and the humanities to inform artistic work as a means of expanding insight and developing artistic practice. Artistic work itself is a site of research, and a means of investigation, when accompanied by self-reflective writing about the resulting work and its processes.

HDR Projects

Featured projects Duration
Translational Research in Creative Practice
Research Grant
Technology Enabled Creative Music Making
Teaching and Learning Grant
Creative Collaboratorium
Research Grant
  • Dr Robert Davidson

    Senior Lecturer in Composition
    Senior Lecturer
    School of Music
  • Dr Eve Klein

    Senior Lecturer in Popular Music and Technology
    Senior Lecturer
    School of Music