Recent & Upcoming Talks

2020

The importance of modeling in computational musicology

In recent years, the increasing interest of music theorists in algorithmic analysis as well as the growing amount of musical corpora …

Tonality: Perspectives of historical musicology and corpus studies

Workshop: Analyzing musical pieces on the Tonnetz using the pitchplots Python library

A central debate of 19th-century music theory concerns graphical depictions of tonal relations, commonly called the Tonnetz. More …

Workshop: Data-Driven Music History

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

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

2019

Transitions of Tonality: Perspectives on the Historical Changes of Tonal Pitch Relations from Computational Musicology, Music Theory, and the Digital Humanities.

Tonality has been the cornerstone of Western music-theoretical discourse for centuries. This study addresses the subject, using …

Tracing the History of Tonality with Note Distributions

What can we infer about tonality from distributions of notes in musical pieces?

Inferring Tonality from Note Distributions - Why Models Matter

The present approach aims at bridging mathematical music theory and computational music analysis by combining formal models of tonal …

Analyzing Tonality with Note Distributions

On the usefulness of pitch-class distributions for Digital Musicology

2018

Harmony and Form in Brazilian Choro: A Corpus Study

Empirical Background

Digital musicology and computational music analysis have gained momentum in recent years, largely due to the …

A Maximum Likelihood Model for the Harmonic Analysis of Symbolic Music

Poster presented by Fabian C. Moss

Corpus Research in Digital Musicology

A Brief History of Tonality