Fabian C. Moss

Fabian C. Moss

Research Fellow in Cultural Analytics

University of Amsterdam

About me

I am a Research Fellow in Cultural Analytics at the Media Studies Department at University of Amsterdam (UvA). I am also affiliated with the Language & Music Cognition (LMC) research unit at UvA’s Institute for Language, Logic and Computation (ILLC). I engage with the activities of the Music Cognition Group (MCG) and the Amsterdam Music Lab (AML) as well as with the project Creative Amsterdam: an e-Humanities Perspective (CREATE).

My research is inherently interdisciplinary and aims to bridge the humanities and the sciences. I draw on methods and concepts from Musicology and Music Theory, Mathematics, Music Information Retrieval, Data Science & Machine Learning, Music Psychology & Cognition, and the Digital Humanities. 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.

Before my appointment at UvA, I worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the Digital and Cognitive Musicology Lab (DCML) at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL, Switzerland) for the project Distant Listening: The Development of Harmony over Three Centuries (1700–2000), funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (PI: Martin Rohrmeier). I also directed the project Digitizing the Dualism Debate: A Case Study in the Computational Analysis of Historical Music Sources, supported by the EPFL-UNIL funding scheme CROSS - Collaborative Research on Science and Society.

  • Computational Musicology
  • Corpus Studies and Stylometry
  • Music Theory and Analysis
  • Digital Humanities



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Media Studies Department | [ILLC]([www.illc.com](https://www.illc.uva.nl/)) | [Data Science Centre](https://dsc.uva.nl/) | [Universeit van Amsterdam](https://uva.nl/)
Research Fellow in Cultural Analytics
Media Studies Department | ILLC | Data Science Centre | Universeit van Amsterdam
Jan 2022 – Present Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Digital and Cognitive Musicology Lab | École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Postdoctoral Researcher
Feb 2020 – Dec 2021 Lausanne, Switzerland
Digital and Cognitive Musicology Lab | École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Doctoral Assistant
Sep 2017 – Feb 2020 Lausanne, Switzerland
Department of Linguistics and Philosophy | Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Visiting PhD Student
Feb 2016 – Apr 2016 Cambridge, MA, USA
Dresden Music Cognition Lab | Technische Universität Dresden
Doctoral Assistant
Jan 2015 – Aug 2017 Dresden, Germany