Journal of New Music Research

The Journal of New Music Research encourages interdisciplinary music research that is “innovative, scientifically rigorous and musically relevant.” Recent issues of this journal have emphasized computational approaches to music perception, performance, composition, and classification as well as theory and analysis. The journal often publishes purely speculative research without a specific repertory, and many of the analytically-focused articles investigate repertories outside of the Western art music canon. For instance, in the previous six issues, only one article has dealt with Western art music as such (two dealt with analysis of classical performers); all the while, there was an entire issue devoted to computational approaches to ethnomusicology. Articles that explore issues of meter and rhythm appear roughly twice a year (4 issues/year), and do not seem to be treated as secondary to investigations of harmony (as has been the case in many of the dominant theory journals, i.e. JMT).