Presentation by Prof. Xavier Serra at the 3rd CompMusic Workshop on 13th Dec 2013, IIT Madras, Chennai, India
Abstract: In CompMusic we work on computational approaches to analyze and describe music recordings by emphasising the use of domain knowledge of five particular music traditions: Arab-Andalusian (Maghreb), Beijing Opera (China), Turkish-makam (Turkey), Hindustani (North-India) and Carnatic (South-India). Our focus is in describing the melodic and rhythmic characteristic of these musics with the goal to better understand and explore their musical richness and personality. The project started in July 2011 and will continue until June 2016, thus we are at the half way point. An initial effort was the compilation of audio music collections, plus the accompanying information, to be used as the research corpora. Using these collections we have carried out computational analysis on musically relevant aspects such as: tonic, intonation, melodic motives, and rhythmic patterns. Some of the current results have been already integrated into the a newly developed music web browser, Dunya.