Special Issue "Between East and West: Sound and Music Computing Aspects--Selected Paper from SMC-18 and 'Computational Ethnomusicology' Summer School"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Acoustics and Vibrations".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 July 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Assoc. Prof. Anastasia Georgaki

Associate Professor, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
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Guest Editor
Assoc. Prof. George Tzanetakis

Associate Professor, University of Viktoria, Canada
Guest Editor
Assist. Prof. Areti Andreopoulou

Assistant Professor, , National and Kapodistrina University of Athens
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In this issue we  investigate computional approaches through signal processing,  encoding, machine learning and other techniques  that deal with different aspects of  Music and Musicology  between East and West.  The starting  point of this investigation emerges from the Archeomusicological aspects  of  music notation, findings and theory, Byzantine Musicology, Cultural musicology, and Ethnomusiology. Under this prism, this special issue will explore the use of novel signal processing and (ethno)musicological tools for the systematic reearch, analysis, and transcription of non-western music civilizations, the analysis and automatic recognition of birdsongs and its relationship to cultural and biological aspects of music, as also the development of assistive tools for composers wishing to interact artistically with unfamiliar music and lost cultures. Last, we will examine the performative aspects of transcultural improvisation through mapping and AI algorithms, automatic music generation, and accompaniment systems.

Assoc. Prof. Anastasia Georgaki
Assoc. Prof. George Tzanetakis
Assist. Prof. Areti Andreopoulou
Guest Editors

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  • Signal processing in non-western music
  • Machine learning in non western music
  • Encoding Ancient music and Byzantine notation
  • Birdsong automatic transcription
  • Computational Ethnomuciology
  • Improvisation mapping

Published Papers

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