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Changing Music with Technology

Changing Music with Technology

The Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology aims to transform the ways we create and experience music, and to create the next generation of technology for composition, performance, consumption, and education.


A Robot & Human Experience Through Sound

FOREST is the performative outcome of an NSF funded project aimed at enhancing trust between humans and robots through sound and gesture.

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology found that embedding emotion-driven sounds and gestures in robotic arms help establish trust and likability between humans and their AI counterparts.

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2022 Guthman Musical Instrument Competition

Semifinalist Gallery & Voting

Voting closes on December 8th. Meet our 26 semifinalists and vote for your favorites.

Through our gallery, you'll be able to meet each of the creators and watch them perform with their instruments. Your vote helps decide who advances to the competition's final round at the Georgia Tech campus in Atlanta on March 11 and 12, 2022 to compete for $10,000 in prizes.

Our Research

Our research focuses on creating innovative musical technologies that transform the ways in which we create, experience, and learn music.

Robotic musicians perform with humans.

Robotic Musicianship

Facilitating meaningful musical interactions between humans and machines.
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Music Informatics

Designing the next generation of intelligent music software.
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Computational Music for All

Seeking to engage a broad and diverse public in creative and collaborative music-making.
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Brain Music

Combining brainwave data and other physiological measurement techniques with new music technologies.
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Computational and Cognitive Musicology

Using scientific methodology to answer questions about how people respond to musical structure and organization.
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ISMIR 2021

The 22nd International Society of Music Information Retrieval Conference was chaired by Alexander Lerch, director of the Music Informatics Lab here at the Georgia Tech Center of Music Technology, and Jin Ha Lee of the University of Washington. The ISMIR conference is the world's leading research forum on processing, searching, organising and accessing music-related data. The conference was held from November 8-12, 2021, and this year's conference was the largest in its history. 

See and Hear What We Do

Watch and listen to recent work that displays the various ways in which we create and experience the next generation of technology for musical composition, performance, consumption, and education.

Robotic Musician Performance

Skywalker Hand Demonstration

Live EarSketch Demo

Latest News and Research

Music notes in the shape of a heart.

Music Heals The Heart

Detailing the connection between music and an individual's cognitive and cardiac states.
Jason Barnes playing the drums.

Prosthetic Drumming Arm Sets Record

Jason Barnes, a one-armed drummer, sets a Guinness World Record with 2,400 beats a minute.
Jason Barnes using a computer.

Leading The Change

New auditory technique changing emotional perception and connection.
Shimon playing an instrument.

Featured on 'The Age of AI'

Three inventions of the Robotics Musicianship Group featured in the premiere episode hosted by Robert Downey Jr.


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