CompMusic is a research project funded by the European Research Council and coordinated by Xavier Serra from the Music Technology Group of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona (Spain). It aims to advance in the automatic description of music, reducing the gap between audio signal features and semantically meaningful music concepts by taking a culture-specific perspective. It focuses on the study of five art-music traditions around the world: Hindustani and Carnatic (India), Turkish-makam, Andalusian (Arab countries) and Han (China).
This second workshop will cover all the topics of relevance to CompMusic, bringing together the researchers already working in the project plus researchers willing to contribute to the specific problems identified. We are specially interested in musicological contributions from any of the identified cultures. A selection of the articles presented in the workshop will be published as a special issue in the Journal of New Music Research.
All papers should relate to the five art-music traditions in aspects like: general musicological studies; culture specific semantic analysis; melodic and rhythmic analysis; culture specific music similarity; or community profiling.
Interested participants should send an abstract of the proposed papers to Xavier Serra before March 30th 2012.