Current Research Interests 

I'm a PhD candidate at the Centre for Digital Music at Queen Mary University of London supervised by Andrew McPherson

I am associated to the Augmented Instruments Laboratory and my PhD is supported by the Media & Arts Technology Programme.

My doctoral research aims to explore how specific musical backgrounds, cultural environments and communities of practice influence the design of new musical instruments. It sounds very clear, isn't it? 

Here you can find some more details.

Below some of the questions that are lately buzzing into my mind:

  • What can an instrument tell us about the tacit assumptions and expectations that are at the genesis of the design process? 
  • How specific musical knowledge and values are embedded within a new musical instrument? 
  • How specific expertises related to different educations, backgrounds and cultural environment influence the design of a new musical instrument?
  • Being even more cryptic: how subjectivities are transferred/translated into a new music design?

Conference Papers

  • Lepri, G., Canepa, C., Volpe, G., Ghisio, S., Camurri, A., "Crafting Sound with the Potter", In Proceedings of the 20th Colloquium on Music Informatics, (pp. 101-106). 2016

Conference Posters

  • Lepri, G. "Where does your instrument come from?" EiTIC Doctoral Student Workshop, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, 2018.

Journal articles

Symposium Presentations

  • Bauhaus University, Metabody International Forum, "InMuSIC - Interactive Multimodal System for Improvised Composition", Weimar, March 15, 2015
  • Sixth International Conference of Students of Systematic Musicology - SysMus13, The potter: a cross-modal reflexive interactive application for learning-by-exploring sound, InfoMus - Casa Paganini, Genoa, September 14, 2013
  • "Der Klang des Süden - La Lanterna. Genova speculativa" Som Do Sul - Goethe Institut / Miso Music Portugal, LisbonJune 16 "Genova speculativa. Sound Scape as source of inspiration for Hoerspiel" 5th International Symposium on Soundscape - Tempo Reale/Villa Strozzi, Firenze May 21


Master Thesis 

  • Composing Interaction - "Instruments & Interfaces" 

Research Projects I had the pleasure to work on

EPSRC UK Research & Innovation - Design for Virtuosity: Modelling and Supporting Expertise in Digital Musical Interaction

EU Culture METABODY  - “Media Embodiment Tékhne And Bridges Of Diversity”

EU ICT MIROR  - "Musical Interaction Relying On Reflexion"

EU ICT SIEMPRE -  “Social Interaction Entrainment using Music Performance”