Events Lectures Upcoming

21 Nov: Public Lecture @ MIT 4-270

Musical Structures, Performances, and Arrhythmias Date/Time: 21 November 2019, 5:30pmLocation: MIT Room 4-270Street address: 182 Memorial Drive, Cambridge MA 02139, USA AbstractMusical performance is widely regarded to be one of the most breathtaking feats of human intelligence, but the nature of this creative act remains illusive and studies on expressive performance still lag behind those […]

Open Positions

Postdoc in mathematical and computational modeling of musical structures

This position is now closed. Job description also at CNRS Job Portal in English and in French. Apply HERE.Note: applications are solicited in English but instructions are in French; non French speakers may find the DeepL online translater useful. Title of post Postdoc (M/F) in the mathematical and computational modeling of musical structures General information […]

Open Positions

PhD in computational data science for musical structure discovery

This position is now closed. Job description will shortly be on the CNRS Job Portal in English and in French with application link. Apply HERE.Note: applications are solicited in English but instructions are in French; non French speakers may find the DeepL online translater useful. Title of post PhD M/F in computational data science for […]

Publications Videos

Music & Science: Notating Music and Heart Rhythms

A paper linking music rhythms to performed timings and arrhythmia is now published online (open access)—url: journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/2059204318795159—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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COSMOS @ ERC Music Conference Barcelona Spain

COSMOS is one of 20 ERC projects on music featured at the European Research Music Conference organized by Xavier Serra 11-13 June 2018 at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain. The event was supported by ERC=Science², an EU-funded public engagement initiative. An exciting array of European Research Council (ERC) grantees gave presentations that were live streamed and […]

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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—Researching 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 in […]

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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 […]

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ACM Multimedia: Explaining Structure Annotations Using Nonlinear Optimization

Smith, J.B.L. and E. Chew (2013). Using Quadratic Programming to Estimate Musical Attention from Self-Similarity Matrices. In Proceedings of ACM Multimedia, October 21-25, Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain. To identify repeated patterns and contrasting sections in music, it is common to use self-similarity matrices (SSMs) to visualize and estimate structure. We introduce a novel application for SSMs derived […]