The Augmented Instruments Laboratory

The Augmented Instruments Laboratory is part of the Centre for Digital Music (C4DM) at Queen Mary University of London. Founded in 2011, the lab is led by Andrew McPherson and includes members and collaborators from across C4DM, including PhD students on the QMUL Media and Arts Technology and Artificial Intelligence and Music programmes.

The lab has received funding from EPSRC, AHRC, the Royal Society, the Royal Academy of Engineering, and Queen Mary Innovation. In addition to its research and performance activities, it has launched three successful Kickstarter campaigns leading to two spinout companies: TouchKeys (Kickstarter; website), Bela (Kickstarter; website and Trill (Kickstarter; website).

Latest Lab News

November 23, 2021

Music from the Augmented Instruments Laboratory

The SECOND Augmented Instruments Laboratory online concert will take place on Tuesday 23 November at 7pm (GMT).

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November 01, 2021

Lia Mice wins an Oram Award

Congratulations to lab member Lia Mice on winning a 2021 Oram Award! The Oram Awards celebrate innovation in music, sound and related technologies by women and gender minority artists.

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March 10, 2021

Music from the Augmented Instruments Laboratory

We are pleased to announce the first Augmented Instruments Laboratory online concert!

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