The University of Oxford’s Electronic Music Practice RESearch group (EMPRES) aims to promote and advance research and public dissemination in Electronic Music Practice. It will do so by working with researchers and academics from a wide range of disciplines interested in electronic music, as well as with musicians, composers, producers and other members of the music industry. It aims to function primarily as a framework to provide support for practice-based activities, and to give this aspect of the Faculty’s activity greater cohesion, visibility and prominence.

The group’s approach to electronic music practice will be broad and inclusive, embracing electroacoustic music, sonic art, record production, performance with electronics, field recording, Ambisonics and VR and film music.

EMPRES will foster and support activity in this field within the University, and will encourage collaborations between partners from different parts of the institution , local external partners, other institutions, and the music industry.

As part of its activities, EMPRES has established an innovative, and outward-facing electronic music ensemble – The EMPRES Collective.


  • To encourage collaborative research and practice in electronic music broadly conceived
  • To provide support for researchers/practitioners active in this field
  • To foster inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research projects related to the practice of electronic music
  • To provide a public platform for  innovation and creativity in electronic music

Please contact empres@music.ox.ac.uk for more information.