Events Workshops

WiMIR Workshop 2018 @ Télécom ParisTech

Prof. Chew will be leading an investigation on applying music information retrieval (MIR) rhythm analysis techniques to arrhythmia ECG sequences (details below) at the inaugural WiMIR (Women in MIR) Workshop to take place at Télécom ParisTech on 28 September 2018. The workshop is scheduled to follow the annual ISMIR (International Conference on MIR) conference in Paris 23-27 September 2018. […]

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Music & Science: Notating Music and Heart Rhythms

A paper linking music rhythms to performed timings and arrhythmia is now published online (open access)—url:—in the Music & Science journal edited by Professor Ian Cross. This article documents many of the ideas underlying the ERC ADG COSMOS: Computational Shaping and Modeling of Musical Structures. Chew, E. (2018). Notating disfluencies and temporal deviations in music and arrhythmia. Music & Science, […]

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Revealing the Thinking Behind Performance in New Thoughts on Piano Performance

Chew, E. (2017). From Sound to Structure: Synchronising Prosodic and Structural Information to Reveal the Thinking Behind Performance Decisions. In C. MacKie (ed.): New Thoughts on Piano Performance: Research at the Interface between Science and the Art of Piano Performance. Kindle Amazon. ISBN 978-164007055-4. Abstract: How a performer hears a piece is the determining factor […]


Automatic Interpretation of Music Structure Analysis @ ISMIR 2017

Smith, J. B. L., and E. Chew. 2017. Automatic interpretation of music structure analyses: A validated technique for post-hoc estimation of the rationale for an annotation. Proceedings of the International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference. Suzhou, China. 435–41. Annotations of musical structure usually provide a low level of detail: they include boundary locations and […]


The Spiral Array Tension Model @ TENOR 2016

Herremans D., Chew E. (2016). Tension ribbons: Quantifying and visualising tonal tension. In Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Technologies for Music Notation and Representation (TENOR), 27-29 May 2016, Cambridge, UK.  Tension is a complex multidimensional concept that is not easily quantified. This research proposes three methods for quantifying aspects of tonal tension based on […]