05/09/2013 · 07:27
I have been editing, together with Perfecto Herrera and Paco Gómez, a Special Issue on Computational Ethnomusicology at the Journal of New Music Research.
The goal of this special issue is to gather relevant, high-quality research on computational methods and applications in ethnomusicology. The papers included here deal with different musical facets such as pitch, pulse and tempo, and voice timbre. They address different musical repertoires, from Central-African to Basque folk music. They also cover a broad area: tools, including data collections, methodology and Ethnomusicology core-problems. Althgouth it was a hard work, thanks to the authors and reviewers we managed to get a varied and interesting set of articles:
- Computational Ethnomusicology: perspectives and challenges
- Antipattern Discovery in Folk Tunes
- Tarsos, a Modular Platform for Precise Pitch Analysis of Western and Non-Western Music
- Evaluation and Recommendation of Pulse and Tempo Annotation in Ethnic Music
- Breathy, Resonant, Pressed – Automatic Detection of Phonation Mode from Audio Recordings of Singing
- A Location-Tracking Interface for Ethnomusicological Collections
The issue is now available online at JNMR web site. And our introduction is available here and here.
26/10/2011 · 09:41
It’s a pity I cannot attend this year’s ISMIR, as the place is very nice (I have some very good friends in Miami) and the program seems very nice too. It’s not easy with two small children to be away for so long!! In any case there are some small contributions to MIREX I have been involved in, leaded by our PhD students Justin Salamon (predominant melody estimation) and Jose Zapata (tempo estimation). We had very good results. You can have a look at our MIREX poster for a brief overview and read the abstracts for more details.