Computational models of symphonic music: challenges and opportunities
keynote speech at the Mathematics and Computation in Music Conference that took place in London 22-25 June 2015. MCM is the flagship conference of the Society for Mathematics and Computation in Music (SMCM), whose official publication is the Journal of Mathematics and Music (JMM).
Our project coordinator presented some work in the PHENICX project to apply MIR technologies to symphonic repertoire. This is the abstract:
An orchestral classical concert embraces a wealth of musical information, which may not be easily perceived or understood for general audiences. Current machine listening and visualization technologies can facilitate the appreciation of distinct musical facets, contributing to innovative and more enjoyable concert experiences. This presentation provides an overview of the challenges and opportunities that symphonic music poses for these technologies. We will summarize our current efforts in the improving of state-of-the-art methods for melody extraction, structural analysis, source separation when applied to this particular repertoire. Special emphasis will be given to the combination of symbolic, audio and gestural music descriptors, and to the development of meaningful visualizations designed to be exploited in off-line and live concert situations.
The video of the talk is available at the web page of the event.