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2015-05-26 13:15 Large-scale corpus analysis of historical electronic music

By Nick Collins

We're in the later stages of our Transforming Musicology mini-project, and audio CDs have been gathering around us. Though we have 1000 pieces in our database, we still have quite a number to rip and catalogue, a task that is inevitably going to lead through the summer. We're seeking a strong cross-section of historical electronic music works, and though our holdings in later synth pop and electronic dance music also need to be well rounded, the biggest challenge is surveying earlier works, cross referencing electronic music history textbooks, and seeking out early recordings in an appropriate format. We do want to make sure there are good international holdings, and good representation of female composers, though the institutional male European/North American composer has a certain unfortunate foothold in this area.

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2015-05-06 13:30 Setting Up Audio Search Tools

By Richard Lewis

One of our particular areas of interest in computational musicology here at Goldsmiths is audio search: building a database of music recordings and being able to search in that database using audio queries.

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2014-02-14 17:30 Mini-projects networking meeting

By Richard Lewis

On Wednesday we held our networking meeting for those who have expressed an interest in applying for one of the Transforming Musicology mini-projects. It was hosted at the Lancaster Institute for Contemporary Arts (part of the University of Lancaster) by Alan Marsden, a co-investigator on the project and responsible for the mini-projects component. As well as Alan, Tim Crawford, Christophe Rhodes, Kevin Page, Ben Fields, and I were all present representing the project team.

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