skip to primary navigationskip to content

Dr Mark Gotham Digital Musicology Group

Dr Mark Gotham, Digital Musicology Group

Affiliated Lecturer, Faculty of Music;

Affiliated Researcher, Centre for Music and Science;

College Lecturer and Director of Music-Making, Churchill College;

Director of Music, Murray Edwards College;

Co-ordinator, Inter-collegiate Choral Award Scheme.

Departments and Institutes

Affiliated Lecturer

Research Interests

The Digital Musicology Group has recently been established by Mark Gotham to act as a point of coordination for students and researchers interested in collaborative projects in any form of Digital Musicology. The primary focus is on music information retrieval from scores and audio, but plans include expansion into digital edition of music, as well as automatic analysis, editing, categorisation, and composition using machine learning.

Key Publications

Gotham, M. (2018, in press): ‘Towards a Cognitively-Based Quantification of Metrical Dissonance’, in Doffman, Payne, and Young eds The Oxford Handbook of Time in Music, O.U.P.

Gotham, M. (2018, in press): ‘Attractor Tempos in Brahms 2/iii’, (accepted and in press with Music Theory Spectrum).

Liang, F., Gotham, M., Johnson, M., and Shotton, J. (2017): ‘Automatic stylistic composition of Bach chorales with deep LSTM’. ISMIR 2017.

Gotham, M. (2017). ‘Hierarchy and position usage in mixed metres’. Journal of New Musicological Research, 46/2.

Gotham, M. and Gunn, I. (2016). ‘Pitch Properties of the Pedal Harp, with an Interactive Guide’, Music Theory Online, 22/4.


Selected writing for a public audience:

Gotham, M. (2017): ‘Open Scores, Open Music: New Digital Possibilities’, Classical Music Magazine.