AES Warsaw 2015
Tutorial T1

Thursday, May 7, 11:15 — 12:45 (Room: Kr√≥lewski)

T1 - Music Information Research from a Cultural Perspective

Xavier Serra, Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Barcelona, Spain

A major challenge in Music Information Research (MIR) is the automatic generation of musically meaningful information with which to better describe and exploit audio music recordings. But a piece of music makes sense especially within a particular social and cultural context and its analysis and description has to take that into account. In this tutorial I will introduce the research being done in the project CompMusic ( related to the extraction of musically relevant features from audio music recordings related to melody and rhythm, and on the semantic analysis of the contextual information of those recordings, by studying five world music traditions that have a quite distinct personality: Hindustani (North India), Carnatic (South India), Turkish-makam (Turkey), Arab-Andalusian (Maghreb), and Beijing Opera (China).

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