The University of Oxford’s Electronic Music Practice RESearch group (EMPRes) aims to promote and advance research in electronic and experimental music practice at a national and international level. It will do so by working with researchers and academics from a wide range of disciplines, as well as with artists, musicians, composers and producers interested in exploring new music and sound based works through investigative practice-based research.

The group's definition of electronic and experimental music practice is broad and inclusive, incorporating areas such as improvised performance, jazz, contemporary classical, electronic and electroacoustic music, sonic art, record production and popular music and other associated genres and styles. 


- To encourage collaborative research into electronic and experimental music and sound art practice

- To provide support for researchers active in the field

- To foster inter- cross- and multi-disciplinary research projects related to the practice of electronic and experimental music

- To provide support for electronic and experimental music research development in the institution

- To provide a forum for the interaction between practical and scholarly research in electronic and experimental music


Student membership of EMPRes is open to any interested person from across the institution.  There are regular meets to discuss potential new projects and activitites.  Please contact us for more information if you are interested in joining in!

Steering Group:

Prof Jennifer Walshe

Prof Martyn Harry

Mr Daniel Hulme

Prof Gascia Ouzounian

Grad and post-grad representatives

The steering group will meet once a term to discuss and oversee projects and activities etc, and once a year will hold a more formal meeting to review the year’s activities, plan future activities. The steering group will be free to invite any interested party in the Faculty (and beyond) to contribute to their planning and discussions.