Announcements of Upcoming Speaking Engagements

Gareth Loy will be a Keynote Speaker at the Mathematics and Computation in Music Conference  (MCM2015) to be held in London, 22-25 June 2015. Gareth’s lecture will be “Steps to a theory of musical interest.” http://mcm2015.qmul.ac.uk/?page_id=304

His composition “Blood from a Stone” for electronic violin and computer is also being performed at the conference.


2014 “Mathematical basis for expectation in music”, delivered to the International Congress on Music and Mathematics (ICMM), Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, November 2014.

2011 “Music, Expectation, and Information Theory”, lecture delivered to the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) conference, San Diego, CA, June 14, 2011.

2011 “Software Discovery — Best Practices”, lecture delivered with Tom Gafford to the IEEE CNSV, Sunnyvale, CA, May, 2011.

2009 “Introduction to the Mathematics of Music” Private lecture, Fairfax, CA, February 2009.

2007 “A Brief History of Musical Scales.” Lecture presented to the Ear Club, Psychology Dept., Univeristy of California, Berkeley, February, 2007.

2007 “Musical Scale Builders — the First Psychoacousticians.” Lecture presented to the Hearing Seminar, Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA), Stanford University, Stanford, CA, May, 2007.

2007 “Music, Expectation, and Information Theory.” Lecture presented to the Music and Human Behavior conference, Stanford Graduate Summer Institute 2007 (SGSI07) held at CCRMA, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, facilitated by Vinod Menon and Jonathan Berger, September 2007.

2007 “Information Theory and Expectation in Music.” Lecture presented to the NSF Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship Program (IGERT) seminar series at UCSB, November 30th, 2007, facilitated by Stephen Travis Pope and Curtis Roads.

2006 “The Grand Story of Musical Scales.” Tutorial presented to the Audio Engineering Society 121st Convention, San Francisco, August, 2006.