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Academic Partners

The School of Creative Arts, Queen's University Belfast

School of Psychology - Queen's University Belfast

School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

University of Edinburgh


University of Genoa, Italy

University of Pisa, Italy

CCRMA, Stanford University
The Stanford University Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics is a multi-disciplinary facility where composers and researchers work together using computer-based technology both as an artistic medium and as a research tool. CCRMA is a partner in SARC Networked Performance Project.

Industrial Partners

DTS (Digital Theater Systems Inc.)
Collaborative Audio Research Project with DTS
Jointly funded by InvestNI, a development agency in Northern Ireland, the project will focus on the development of new multi-channel audio technologies. Joint research and experimentation was conducted at SARC in conjunction with DTS’ Research & Development facility based in Bangor, Northern Ireland.

Moving on Music
Established in May 1995, Moving on Music Ltd. has been the foremost promoter of music in Northern Ireland.

Belfast Exposed Gallery

Established in 1983, Belfast Exposed remains Northern Ireland's only dedicated photography gallery. It houses a 20 x7m gallery for the exhibition of contemporary photography, digital archive browsing facilities, a spacious B&W photographic darkroom and an 8-person Apple Mac digital-suite.
For more information on the Belfast Exposed/SARC partnership please visit the Audio Description project page.

Young at Art


SARC's partnership with HP is centred on the Mediascapes project and has recently resulted in a sponsored PhD studentship in the field of Interactive Soundscape Design.