Dr Jamie Forth

Staff details

Position Lecturer
Department Computing
Email j.forth (@gold.ac.uk)
Dr Jamie Forth

Jamie is a musician, artist/coder, and interdisciplinary scientific researcher. His artistic research centres around collaborative music and performance making in the context of DIY networks and inclusivity. Jamie's scientific research focuses on the development of computational methods for modelling processes associated with the perception, cognition and creation of music. He has also undertaken post-doctoral work in the field of multi-agent systems and the Semantic Web.

Jamie is also a part-time lecturer at Goldsmiths, teaching in areas of computer music composition, programming and data visualisation. He is interested in supervising projects concerning coding as artistic practice; technologically mediated interaction in live performance; DIY/punk/dance/pop-culture; critical and feminist perspectives in contemporary arts practices; human/animal/environmental rights; and political engagement and activism.

Academic qualifications

  • PhD (Computer Science), Goldsmiths, University of London
  • 2012 - MA (Electroacoustic Composition), City University, London
  • 2004 - BMus Hons (Music), City University, London, 2003

Professional projects

Jamie has recently collaborated with dance artists including Janine Harrington, Clare Daly, and Anders Duckworth, producing fixed, interactive and live-coded sound works for performances at venues including Trip Space, Deptford X, and The Place, London.

As a guitarist and drummer Jamie regularly performs throughout the UK and Europe, and in 2016 toured the US and Mexico.

Publications and research outputs

Book Section

Wiggins, Geraint A. and Forth, Jamie. 2018. Computational Creativity and Live Algorithms. In: Alex McLean and Roger Dean, eds. The Oxford Handbook of Algorithmic Music. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780190226992

Forth, Jamie and Wiggins, Geraint A.. 2009. An approach for identifying salient repetition in multidimensional representations of polyphonic music. In: Joseph Chan; Jacqueline W. Daykin and M. Sohel Rahman, eds. London Algorithmics 2008: Theory and Practice. London: College Publications, pp. 44-58. ISBN 9781904987970


Dean, Roger T. and Forth, Jamie. 2020. Towards a Deep Improviser: a prototype deep learning post-tonal free music generator. Neural Computing and Applications, 32(4), pp. 969-979. ISSN 0941-0643

Xiao, Ping; Toivonen, Hannu; Gross, Oskar; Cardoso, Amílcar; Correia, João; Machado, Penousal; Martins, Pedro; Goncalo Oliveira, Hugo; Sharma, Rahul; Pinto, Alexandre Miguel; Díaz, Alberto; Francisco, Virginia; Gervás, Pablo; Hervás, Raquel; León, Carlos; Forth, Jamie; Purver, Matthew; Wiggins, Geraint A.; Miljković, Dragana; Podpečan, Vid; Pollak, Senja; Kralj, Jan; Žnidaršič, Martin; Bohanec, Marko; Lavrač, Nada; Urbančič, Tanja; van der Velde, Frank and Battersby, Stuart. 2019. Conceptual Representations for Concept Creation. ACM Computing Surveys, 52(1), ISSN 0360-0300

van der Velde, Frank; Forth, Jamie; Nazareth, Deniece S. and Wiggins, Geraint A.. 2017. Linking neural and symbolic representation and processing of conceptual structures. Frontiers in Psychology, 8, 1297. ISSN 1664-1078

Agres, Kathleen; Forth, Jamie and Wiggins, Geraint A.. 2016. Evaluation of Musical Creativity and Musical Metacreation Systems. Computers in Entertainment, 14(3), pp. 1-33.

Forth, Jamie; Agres, Kat; Purver, Matthew and Wiggins, Geraint A. 2016. Entraining IDyOT : Timing in the Information Dynamics of Thinking. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 1575. ISSN 1664-1078

Pontis, Sheila; Kefalidou, Genovefa; Blandford, Ann; Forth, Jamie; Makri, Stephann; Sharples, Sarah; Wiggins, Geraint and Woods, Mel. 2015. Academics' responses to encountered information: Context matters. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 67(8), pp. 1883-1903. ISSN 2330-1643

Boso, Marianna; Forth, Jamie; Bordin, Annamaria; Faggioli, Raffaella; D'Angelo, Egidio; Politi, Pierluigi; Barale, Francesco and Heaton, Pam F.. 2013. Transposition Ability in a Young Musician With Autism and Blindness: Testing Cognitive Models of Autism. Psychomusicology: Music, Mind, and Brain, 23(2), pp. 109-116. ISSN 0275-3987

Forth, Jamie; Wiggins, Geraint A. and McLean, Alex. 2010. Unifying Conceptual Spaces: Concept Formation in Musical Creative Systems. Minds and Machines, 20(4), pp. 503-532. ISSN 0924-6495

Conference or Workshop Item

Forth, Jamie and Wiggins, Geraint A.. 2012. 'Conceptual spaces of metre and rhythm'. In: 12th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition (ICMPC). Thessaloniki, Greece.

Lewis, David; Woodley, Ron; Forth, Jamie; Rhodes, Christophe and Wiggins, Geraint. 2011. 'Tools for Music Scholarship and their Interactions: A Case Study'. In: Supporting Digital Humanities. Copenhagen, Denmark.

Forth, Jamie; McLean, Alex and Wiggins, Geraint A.. 2008. 'Musical creativity on the conceptual level'. In: Proceedings of the 5th International Joint Workshop on Computational Creativity. Madrid, Spain.


Harrington, Janine and Forth, Jamie. 2017. screensaver (dance with live coding). In: "Movement Computing Conference (MOCO), London, June 2017", Goldsmiths, University of London, United Kingdom.


Forth, Jamie; Sentler, Susan and Chua, Christina J.. 2021. On Movement, Rhythm and Data. Documentation. so-far.online, Singapore.


Forth, Jamie. 2012. Cognitively-motivated geometric methods of pattern discovery and models of similarity in music. Doctoral thesis, Goldsmiths, University of London