2022 - 23 'EPOCH'
TORCH Knowledge Exchange Innovation Fund Awardee
Professor David de Roure | Contact (ox.ac.uk) | University of Oxford
Urban Music Foundation | Rory Campbell
The EPOCH collaboration came about in the pilot year of the “Science Together” public engagement with
research scheme. It brings together local partners Inner Peace Records and Urban Music Foundation with
a team from the University and Brookes, and is the only one of the 8 pilot projects with a performance
and creative industries focus. The EPOCH collaboration has resulted in a week-long public event at the Old
Fire Station in January 2023, called "Epoch: human innovation and response", and release of an online album.
For our external partner, the ambitious research project/concept album they have developed has already
led to some great opportunities, including using world-first recording techniques in a fully functional
1950s studio, collaborating with a member of the band Parliament Funkadelic, and exploring the relationship
between AI and music in the Department of Engineering Science. The project also featured in the Science
Together showcase in the Museum of Natural History in June 2022.