Research project 'Global Music Database: Ecologically Sustainable Solutions for Online Media in Complex Networks'

Representative: EFRE
Duration: 2011–2013

Project description

The Global Music Database seeks to develop computer-based music analysis software which can classify music genres from across the globe automatically. To this end, musicologists based at the University of Music FRANZ LISZT Weimar work in close collaboration with sound engineers at Bach Technology and the Institut für digitale Medientechnologie (IDMT) Fraunhofer in Ilmenau. Their joint aim is to understand and analyse diverse styles of music, ranging from traditional repertoires to pop. 26 musicologists and music experts from all areas of the globe are working together in order to collect the most typical representatives and most characteristic features of their cultures.

This project affords the opportunity of global exchange, comparison, and the understanding of music with a common goal in mind: gathering musical data and enabling its automated analysis.


Prof. Dr. Tiago de Oliveira Pinto
Philip Küppers