At ICMuS we produce high-quality, radical research in creative practice across a range of disciplines from notated and studio-based composition to performance, improvisation and related practices. In addition to the high-profile work of individual creative artists, some areas of research are also underpinned by projects supported by the Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL), such as I3 and the Post-vernacular musics project.
ICMus includes among its staff composers and performers recognised as world-leading exponents of their genres, whose contributions are shaping the ongoing development of their disciplines.
Over the years ICMuS has developed an ethos where different genres and modes of production not only coexist but also speak to each other creating synergies that result in tangible products such as collaborations, joint ventures and new ways of thinking and working creatively in music.
Responding to shifting priorities in the music industry and aiming to ensure creative independence while securing dissemination of new work, we have created ICMuS Sounds, a record label and distribution system starting work in 2008. This will continue in a more systematic manner work that was initiated with the successful release of two commercial CDs of Indian classical music in 2007 and 2008.
Research themes include: