Measured Time - The Beating Heart of Digital Instruments is a short documentary. It focuses on the issues of time accuracy and networked music performances in the context of digital musical instruments. These subjects are presented as major technical challenges, providing new and unique forms of musical communication and collaboration. 

By proposing different contributions related to interaction design, computer science and time and frequency research, this film aims to provide a multidisciplinary overview on the development of new musical instruments and practices. 


Andrew McPherson composer, engineer and instrument designer - lecturer at the Centre for Digital Music, Queen Mary University of London.

Elizabeth Laier English researcher at the Time and Frequency Group - National Physical Laboratory (NPL)

Reid Oda PhD candidate at the Department of Computer Science - Princeton University

A film by 

Emily Donovan 

Vivek Ramesh 

Warriar Xinghan Qian 

Giacomo Lepri