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Research seminar by Barış Bozkurt on computational musicology for non-western music traditions

Research seminar by Barış Bozkurt on computational musicology for non-western music traditions

Thursday January 24th, 11:00h. Room 52.S29 (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

18.01.2019

Introduction to computational musicology with hands-on case studies for non-western music traditions by Barış Bozkurt , Assoc. Prof. of Electrical Engineering at Izmir Democracy University, Turkey.

Abstract

The main goal of this tutorial is to present an overview for computational analysis applied on non-Western music traditions, mostly within the context of the CompMusic project (https://compmusic.upf.edu/). The target audience is researchers and students interested in computational musicology. The tutorial will start by presenting some of the relevant problems and challenges for analysis of non-Western music traditions that have been studied from an MIR perspective. We will present resources created during the CompMusic project, that are openly available to the community and demonstrate accessing non-Western music data and processing these data (focusing on intonation analysis) with publicly available tools. We will consider research corpora from various music traditions: Hindustani (North India), Carnatic (South India) and Turkish-makam (Turkey).  This session would serve as a quick start for students and researchers without prior experience in analysis of non-Western music and will provide them a good entry point for further investigation. 

Biography

Barış Bozkurt is an Assoc. Prof. of Electrical Engineering at Izmir Democracy University, Turkey. He is a collaborator of the Music Technology Group at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona since 2011. He has obtained his PhD degree (on speech analysis) in 2005 from Faculte Polytechnique De Mons, Belgium and also worked in speech industry after his PhD. Since 2007, he has been teaching in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science departments, and carrying research in the fields of audio signal processing and computational musicology.

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