Fierce Mild onstage July 2017
The Sydney Institute of Music and Sound Research (SIMSR) is dedicated to developing research in various forms of music and sound and exploring the relationship between them and audiovisual media. Supported by JMC Academy and the School of Communication at the University of Technology Sydney, SIMSR members are active in researching, publishing and presenting on various aspects of music and sound cultures and in supervising postgraduate research.
SIMSR organises regular seminars and conferences in Sydney at UTS and JMC Academy premises (both located in Ultimo) and is open to collaboration with other organisations.
Visiting international researchers are welcome to apply for affiliation with SIMSR and should contact the SIMSR coordinator at: firstname.lastname@example.org to propose affiliation and outline intended research projects.
SIMSR members are available to supervise Master of Arts (Research) or PhD degrees as principal, associate or external supervisors
Inquiries about supervision can either be targeted to individual SIMSR researchers or addressed to Robert Sazdov, coordinator of HDR Studies in Music and Sound at UTS: <>
SIMSR has an active group of screen soundtrack researchers who have received external grants and produced a number of publications on the topic. Professor Mark Evans is series editor of Equinox Publishing’s Genre, Music and Sound series and is co-editing a volume about singing and cinema; Dr Felicity Wilcox is editing an anthology Women’s music for the screen: Diverse narratives in sound (Routledge); and Professor Philip Hayward is researching musical modernism in Filipino cinema soundtracks.
Dr Marisol Alonso-Vazquez and Professor Philip Hayward have researched various aspects of music festivals and Professor Hayward is co-organising a conference on Island Music Festivals being held at the University of the West Indies, in Kingston Jamaica in July 2019 in conjunction with the Sumfest Reggae Festival.
MUSIC AND SPORT
Professors Mark Evans and Philip Hayward have just been contracted to edit a series of anthologies on aspects of Music and Sport for Equinox Publications. Professor Hayward is editing the volume on music and cricket and Professor Evans is editing the volume on music and soccer. An international conference on aspects of music and sport is scheduled to be held at UTS in early 2020.