I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Digital and Cognitive Musicology Lab (DCML) at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland). Working with large symbolic datasets of musical scores and harmonic annotations, I am primarily interested in Computational Music Analysis, Music Theory, Music Cognition, and their mutual relationship with a focus on chromatic harmony and extended tonality.

Currently, I am working on the Distant Listening project that aims at providing a large-scale corpus-based account of the historical development of harmony in Western tonal music.


  • Music Theory and Analysis
  • Computational Models of Music
  • Musical Corpus Research
  • Digital Musicology
  • Music Cognition
  • Musical Syntax
  • Music and Language
  • Mathematical Music Theory


  • PhD in Digital Humanities, 2019

    École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne Switzerland

  • Staatsexamen Lehramt für Gymnasien und Gesamtschulen (Mathematik, Musik, Erziehungswissenschaft), 2016

    Universität zu Köln, Germany

  • MA in Musicology, 2012

    Hochschule für Musik und Tanz, Köln, Germany



Doctoral Assistant

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Sep 2017 – Feb 2020 Lausanne, Switzerland

Research Assistant

Technische Universität Dresden

Jan 2015 – Aug 2017 Dresden, Germany

Past & Upcoming Talks

Die Entwicklung der tonalen Sprache in Beethovens Streichquartetten: Eine vergleichende Korpusstudie der Schaffensphasen

Beethovens Oeuvre wird für gewöhnlich in drei Phasen untergliedert, von denen angenommen wird, dass sie sich hinsichtlich ihrer …

Workshop: Digital Humanities - A Case Study in Music History

Traditionally, there has been a strict separation between the humanities and the sciences, encompassing qualitative-hermeneutic and …

Discovering the line of fifths in a large historical corpus

An increasing number of corpus studies relies on pitch-class distributions in order to infer characteristics of musical pieces under a …

Computational Musicology and the Digital Humanities: Problems, Practices, and Prospects