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[19 Mai 2014 | No Comment | 158 views]
Intonation in Unaccompanied Singing: Accuracy, Drift and a Model of Reference Pitch Memory

The preprint of our singing intonation paper is now available! Enjoy!

Abstract:
This paper presents a study on intonation and intonation drift in unaccompanied singing and proposes a simple model of reference pitch memory that accounts for many of the…

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[3 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 258 views]
Tony software presented at the SEMPRE conference

Today I presented Tony, the melody annotation software developed by Chris Cannam, George Fazekas and myself, at this year’s Conference of the Society for Education, Music and Psychology Research.

Excitingly, this is now the much improved version…

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[31 Okt 2013 | No Comment | 447 views]
Presenting the Audio Degradation Toolbox in New York and Brazil

I’m about to embark on a tour promoting our new album, well: paper, called “The Audio Degradation Toolbox and its Application to Robustness Evaluation” (pdf here). You can read all about the toolbox, listen to examples and get the…

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[27 Sep 2013 | No Comment | 337 views]
DarwinTunes 2.0 Revealed Today

There’s a new DarwinTunes, and we’re going to reveal it today at the Discovery Festival in the Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Eindhoven.

So what is DarwinTunes 2.0? It’s a music evolution machine, wrapped into a shiny web app, in which…

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[16 Sep 2013 | No Comment | 310 views]

Watch me talk about our work on the Evolution of Music by Public Choice in this interview with FACULTI. It’s mainly a pop science view on our paper (available here). I think they did a good job at…

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[7 Sep 2013 | No Comment | 298 views]
Songle and Songrium with YouTube content

AIST have gone a step further with Songle.jp, including YouTube content. Previously only less mainstream music from SoundCloud and independent MP3 sources and the Vocaloid community could be found on the site. Songle is a miraculous shop window for Music…

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[5 Feb 2013 | No Comment | 2,112 views]
Descent of Pop: help us out listening to music

I’ve been involved in measuring the evolution of the charts for quite a while (at Last.fm, see the Anatomy of the Charts), and we’re opening a new chapter now. That new chapter needs your help! We want to dump…

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[9 Okt 2012 | No Comment | 924 views]

It was fun to present the work I did with Simon to the people at ISMIR. Some people seemed to have liked it, so thanks for that. This video is a test run of the presentation I did last night,…

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[10 Sep 2012 | No Comment | 1,127 views]
Songle with SoundCloud content

Our Songle.jp web service for interactive music analysis and annotation can now analyse and playback PIAPRO and SoundCloud content. This great new development from my old research group around Masataka Goto at AIST in Japan means that the number…

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[18 Jun 2012 | No Comment | 1,248 views]
No composer, no musicians — the science of crowd-sourced music evolution

“Britain doesn’t need talent” is what Bob MacCallum and Armand Leroi, both at Imperial College, called the DarwinTunes demo at the Imperial Festival just a few weeks ago. What we weren’t allowed to tell anyone back then was…