Distant Listening

The Development of Harmony over Three Centuries (1700–2000)

The Digital Humanities are a vibrant field on the rise, witnessing a steady growth of research initiatives. One of the central potentials of computational approaches for Digital Musicology is the power to analyze amounts of musical sources that have been entirely unachievable for traditional methods. However, this also brings with it a core challenge in terms of bridging approaches from different disciplines, both on the level of theory and methodology. Hence, this proposal makes a step towards integrating music theory, musicology, and computational music modelling in an overarching project.

Fabian C. Moss
Postdoctoral Researcher

Fabian C. Moss is a postdoctoral researcher in the Digital and Cognitive Musicology Lab (DCML) at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL, Switzerland). He was born in Cologne, Germany, and studied Mathematics and Educational Studies at University of Cologne, and Music Education (Major Piano) and Musicology at Hochschule für Musik und Tanz, Köln. Working with large symbolic datasets of musical scores and harmonic annotations, he is primarily interested in Computational Music Analysis, Music Theory, Music Cognition, and their mutual relationship.


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