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The future of music: towards a computational musical theory of everything
Mazzola G., Noer J., Pang Y., Yao S., Afrisando J., Rochester C., Neace W., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2020. 257 pp. Type: Book (978-3-030397-08-1)
When I picked this book to review, I had expected a book about formal theories of music: notations, definitions, functions, relations, theorems, and so on. However, when I opened it, I found professional, academic musicians’ thoughts about f...
Nov 23 2020
The Haskell school of music: from signals to symphonies
Hudak P., Quick D., Cambridge University Press, New York, NY, 2018. 398 pp. Type: Book
Music and mathematics have been linked since the ancient Greeks, and computing can be seen as a constructive variant of mathematics. So it is no surprise that music applications were among the first to be developed when computers were invented. Si...
Feb 19 2020
Basic music technology: an introduction
Mazzola G., Pang Y., Heinze W., Gkoudina K., Pujakusuma G., Grunklee J., Chen Z., Hu T., Ma Y., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2018. 200 pp. Type: Book (978-3-030009-81-6)
Any technology can be an applied science that is of use to society. Technology related to music assists in both its creativity and its management. More precisely, the term “music technology,” as defined by the authors, relates to the d...
Aug 30 2019
Can background music facilitate learning?: Preliminary results on reading comprehension
Hu X., Li F., Kong R. LAK 2019 (Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Learning Analytics & Knowledge, Tempe, AZ, Mar 4-8, 2019) 101-105, 2019. Type: Proceedings
In my experience, humming a tune or listening to some soft music helps with learning. But does any background music help, or only some specific type? Hu et al. address this question here. The authors conducted an experiment with four different typ...
Jun 5 2019
The musical-mathematical mind: patterns and transformations
Pareyon G., Pina-Romero S., Agustín-Aquino O., Lluis-Puebla E., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2017. 345 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319473-36-9)
The philosopher Teilhard De Chardin once made the statement “all is one,” referring to the fact that there is no field of study that is totally disjoint from another field. Pythagoras studied the properties of music, which interact wit...
Apr 10 2018
Tape music archives: from preservation to access
Fantozzi C., Bressan F., Pretto N., Canazza S. International Journal on Digital Libraries 18(3): 233-249, 2017. Type: Article
Magnetic tape doesn’t keep well. It was produced in a range of materials for use with a range of specific technologies. How best can we preserve magnetic tape recordings? This paper discusses a methodology for preservation and gives a brief ...
Feb 21 2018
An evaluation of linear and non-linear models of expressive dynamics in classical piano and symphonic music
Cancino-Chacón C., Gadermaier T., Widmer G., Grachten M. Machine Learning 106(6): 887-909, 2017. Type: Article
Along with an appreciation for the art of Western classical music, researchers are also passionate about the study of its expressive interpretation forms. They are interested in modeling the relationship between musical expression and its structur...
Nov 6 2017
Online recognition of handwritten music symbols
Oh J., Son S., Lee S., Kwon J., Kwak N. International Journal on Document Analysis and Recognition 20(2): 79-89, 2017. Type: Article
There has been some progress with the automatic recognition of handwriting in recent years, and the digital analysis of handwritten music poses similar problems. In this case, the online recognition of music symbols means analyzing individual symb...
Jul 14 2017
Music information retrieval: recent developments and applications
Schedl M., Gómez E., Urbano J. Foundations and Trends in Information Retrieval 8(2-3): 127-261, 2014. Type: Article
Music information retrieval (MIR) is concerned with the extraction and analysis of musical features from audio samples or scores (musical notations) from texts. These musical features supply the quantified and graphical information from the musica...
Apr 7 2015
From Sonic Pi to Overtone: creative musical experiences with domain-specific and functional languages
Aaron S., Blackwell A. FARM 2013 (Proceedings of the 1st ACM SIGPLAN Workshop on Functional Art, Music, Modeling & Design, Boston, MA, Sep 28, 2013) 35-46, 2013. Type: Proceedings
When we hear music, we are actually hearing abstract patterns, and those patterns can be expressed in various ways as scores (musical notation). Seen from this cognitive (and perceptive) angle, music is a very good choice for providing people with...
Oct 22 2013
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