International Computer Music Conference
September 25th-30th 1997
THESSALONIKI - GREECE
The Institute of Psychoacoustic and Music Research (IPSA) of the Aristotle
University of Thessaloniki
The Institute of Psychoacoustics and Music Research at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (IPSA) is a joint project involving six different Schools and Departments in the University (the Psychology Department, Music Department,
Engineering School, Computer Science Department, Medical School, English
Language and Linguistics Department). Twelve professors and twenty-five
students from the above Departments are currently active in projects of the
Institute. IPSA collaborates with a number of foreign Universities and
research centers through an extended international exchange program.
Current research projects of the Institute include: Physical modeling of
ancient instruments, Music Perception in Alzheimers patients, Music Therapy
for deaf children, Control of sound synthesis through movement.
The Institute is housed at the Otolaryngology Clinic of the University
Hospital (AHEPA). Research projects at the Institute take advantage of the
The Institute emphasizes both artistic creation and research. The central laboratory of the Institute is the Computer Music Lab where original music compositions and original sound synthesis software are produced. The Institute produces three concerts a year featuring music composed at the Lab. Eight composers are currently active at the Lab. The Institute has organized a number of conferences, including the Psychoacoustics Symposium [Athens, 1991]; the Computer Music Conference and Festival [Delphi 1992]; and the recent International Meeting on Physical Modeling [Thessaloniki 1995] which focused on the modeling of recent musico-archaeological finds in Greece. IPSA has also sponsored several international seminars on Psychoacoustics.