Music is a fundamental part of all performing arts and is crucial to many new and emerging technological forms, including phones, games, websites, and toys. The Intermedia Lab investigates the changing role of music in the context of other art forms, including theatre, film and television, games, and web design. As the place and role of music changes in other forms of art, new opportunities for creativity and innovation in music composition, performance, and employment arise. Others will disappear. The Intermedia Lab brings together practitioners and researchers from throughout the worlds of entertainment to grasp the implications of the changing landscape for music, musicians, and the role of music throughout the arts.


  • New and renewed performance modes
  • New design principles for sound and music design
  • Improved audio environments through understanding sound in design
  • Pure research into the role of music in digital media