International Conference on Music and Sounds

15 July 2017 – Warsaw, Poland

organised by Interdisciplinary Research Foundation


London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.”
― Plato


The abilities of music to influence and effect human beings are felt every day from the music we listen to for motivation, music played when we work, while we dine, when we shop or while entertaining. Imagine the sensation we get when listening to a skilful singer hit a passionate array of notes, or a crescendo in a piece of symphonic music, a touching lyric uttered with a beautiful melody. Listening to music is the only activity we engage in that uses the entire brain. The right kind of music, a type that is not disruptive or one that breaks your concentration has many beneficial effects including positively influencing intelligence, even stimulating pain reduction responses and is very healing. More than just the music itself it is in the sound we hear, sound that is driven by a desire for quality and created by technology. Thanks to technological advances, there have been great advances in our means to hear the music in a manner that bathes the listener in sound that is transportative and immersive.

The conference 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.


Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:

  • Music History
  • Music Perception
  • Music and Psychology
  • Music Theory
  • Philosophy of Music
  • Music in Advertising
  • Psychology of Music
  • Sociology of Music
  • Teaching Music
  • Wind Instruments
  • Women in Music
  • Noise Control Engineering
  • Pattern Recognition in Music
  • Psychoacoustics
  • Signal Processing
  • Film and Music
  • Sound Design for Film and Videogames
  • Mathematical Analysis of Musical Instruments
  • Mathematical Models in Music
  • Mathematical Models in Acoustics
  • Multimedia
  • Music Cognition
  • Music Education and Music in Education
  • Functional Sounds
  • Audio Branding and Semantic Audio
  • Noise Control Engineering
  • Signal Processing

Paper proposals up to 250 words and a brief biographical note should be sent by 30 April 2017 to:                 sounds@irf-network.org. Please download paper proposal form.

Papers will be published in an e-Book with an ISBN number.

Full registration fee – 70 EUR or 300 PLN     

Student registration fee – 50 EUR or 220 PLN

The conference fee covers all conference materials (including book of abstracts and publication), coffee breaks, lunch and a Warsaw city tour.

Venue: KOPERNIKA Conference Centre, ul. Kopernika 30, Warsaw