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Charla de Andre Holzapfel : “Computer-aided methods in ethnomusicology : Propositions from case studies of Cretan, Indian, Turkish, and Swedish traditional musics”

Jueves 5 de abril 17:00hs, Salón Azul (piso 5, salón 502) – Facultad de Ingeniería, J. Herrera y Reissig 565

El Instituto de Ingeniería Eléctrica de la Facultad de Ingeniería de la Universidad de la República invita a la siguiente charla : “Computer-aided methods in ethnomusicology : Propositions from case studies of Cretan, Indian, Turkish, and Swedish traditional musics” por Andre Holzapfel

Abstract :

Corpora of notated and recorded music can answer a wide range of research questions. In order to obtain an analysis of the data in an efficient way, the development of computational analysis methods has attracted increased intention. This talk will provide examples of the analysis of rhythmic and tonal aspects in corpora from various music cultures. The insights will be related to the theoretical frameworks of the analyzed music cultures. I argue for combining ethnography and computational analysis into an iterative methodology. Corpus studies may provide macro-level information about traits of the music contained in a corpus, approaching music as an acoustic object. On the other hand, ethnography enables close-reading that provides the complementary aspects of music performance and reception, and embeds the acoustic object in its sociocultural context. The iteration between corpus analysis and ethnography may reveal deeper insights into structures and meanings of music as an enacted, cultural process, but the application of such a methodology has been impeded by the lack of truly interdisciplinary research communities.

Bio :

Andre Holzapfel is Assistant Professor (tenure track) in Media Technology at the Department of Media Technology and Interaction Design (MID) at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), KTH, Stockholm, and part of the Sound and Music Computing team. He received his first PhD degree in Computer Science (Univ. of Crete, 2010), and is planning to defend his second PhD in ethnomusicology in 2018 (MIAM Institute, Istanbul). His research topics are the development of analysis algorithms for musical audio signals, music corpus analysis, and interdisciplinary research in computer science and ethnomusicology. Andre Holzapfel is one of the most renowned experts in the computational analysis of rhythm, with about 30 of his scientific publications focusing on this subject, in the contexts of engineering, musicology, music theory, and music perception. Four out of the five and half years as postdoctoral researcher prior to his position at KTH were based on self-acquired funding, such as a Marie Curie IEF grant (grant nr. 328379). Since his arrival at KTH in 2016, he extended his research activities to the analysis of motion capture signals, applications of music in motion capture environments for rehabilitation purposes, and ethical aspects of computational approaches to music. Website : https://www.kth.se/profile/holzap/