Keynote Speakers

7 th International Conference on New Music Concepts

ICNMC aims to bring together researchers, scientists, engineers, and scholar students to exchange and share their experiences, new ideas, and research results about all aspects of Music Studies, and discuss the practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted.

March 14-15, 2020     Treviso - Italy

Renee Timmers
The University of Sheffield, UK

Renee Timmers is Reader in Psychology of Music at The University of Sheffield, where she directs the MAs in Psychology of Music, and the research centre Music, Mind, Machine in Sheffield. Trained in musicology and psychology in the Netherlands, her research employs interdisciplinary methods and techniques to enhance the understanding of how music is performed and experienced. Specifically, her work includes publications on expressive music performance, expression and perception of emotion in music, interactions between music cognition and emotion, and cross-modal experiences of music. Recently published volumes include Expressiveness in music performance: Empirical approaches across styles and cultures (OUP, 2014) and The Routledge companion to music cognition (Routledge, 2017). She has served on the editorial board of several of the leading journals in psychology of music and is currently President of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (ESCOM). Within this role, she continues to promote interdisciplinary perspectives on music cognition, and the organisation of virtual and live events to connect researchers from geographically as well as disciplinary diverse areas.


Axel Roebel
IRCAM Paris, France

Axel Roebel is research director at IRCAM. He received the Diploma in electrical engineering from Hannover University in 1990 and the PhD degree (summa cum laude) in computer science from the Technical University of Berlin in 1993. In 1994 he joined the German National Research Centre for Information Technology (GMD-First) in Berlin where he continued his research on adaptive modeling of time series of nonlinear dynamical systems. In 1996 he became assistant professor for digital signal processing in the communication science department of the Technical University of Berlin. Since 2000 he is working at IRCAM doing research on spectral domain algorithms for sound analysis, synthesis and transformation. In summer 2006 he was Edgar-Varese guest professor for computer music at the Electronic studio of the Technical University of Berlin and in 2011 he became the head of the analysis/synthesis team at IRCAM.
His research centers around problems in audio signal analysis, synthesis and transformation covering music and speech. His recent research projects are related to spectral modeling of musical instruments (ANR project Sample Orchestrator II), audio to midi transcription (industrially funded project Audio2Note), detection and classification of sound events in multi channel audio (EU FP7 project 3DTVS), modeling and transformation of sound textures (ANR project PHYSIS), synthesis of singing voice (ANR project ChANTeR). He is the main author of IRCAM's SuperVP software library for sound analysis and transformation, and the develops IRCAM’s singing synthesis software ISiS. He currently is investigating deep learning models for sound synthesis and analysis.