New collaborative reesearch project: "Music objects of popular culture"
Conference on jazz research in the German-speaking area, September 2018
Publication: Inside the Jazzomat. New Perspectives for Jazz Research (Nov 2017)
Martin Pfleiderer, Klaus Frieler, Jakob Abeßer, Wolf-Georg Zaddach, and Benjamin Burkhart (Eds.): Inside the Jazzomat. New Perspectives for Jazz Research, Schott Campus.
The Jazzomat Research Project takes up the challenge of jazz research in the age of digitalisation. It intends to open up a new field of analytical exploration by providing computational tools as well as a comprehensive corpus of improvisations with MeloSpyGUI and the Weimar Jazz Database. This volume presents the main concepts and approaches of the ongoing project including several case studies that demonstrate how these approaches can be included in jazz analysis in various ways.
International research project: "Dig That Lick: Analysing Large-scale Data for Melodic Patterns in Jazz Performances"
Publication in German-language: Encyclopedia of the voice. History – research approaches – singing techniques – interpreter
Announcement of the Second International Jazzomat Research Workshop 2016: Perspectives for Computational Jazz Studies
For further information and programme see: http://jazzomat.hfm-weimar.de/workshop2016/workshop2016.html
Free entrance, please register via e-mail: jazzomat[ät]hfm-weimar.de.
Announcement of the International Summer School on Computational Musicology (ISSCoM2016)
Publication in German-language about the voice and singing in USA´s popular music 1900-1960
Releases des Jazzomat Research Project (22.05.2015)
*MeloSpyGUI 1.0* for Windows and Mac OS X:
- enables the analysis of several feature new pattern search and pattern mining, conversion of music file formats
- import and analyse your own transcriptions
- Download incl. Weimar Jazz Database and Essener Volksliedsammlung
- Tutorial s. jazzomat.hfm-weimar.de/gui/tutorial.html
*MeloSpySuite 1.3* for Windows und Mac OS X:
Vocalmetrics 1.1 (20.11.2014)
Vocalmetrics 1.1 has been devised and implemented by the staff of the DFG-funded research project Voice and Singing in Popular Music in the US (1900-1960) in cooperation with Felix Schönfeld.
International Research Workshop 2014: The Jazzomat Research Project: Issues, Applications and Perspectives for Computational Methods in Music Research, Sept. 26th-27th
Release of MeloSpySuite software toolkit (01.03.2014)
A free download of MeloSpySuite is avaible in March 2014, see: jazzomat.hfm-weimar.de/download.
The Weimar Jazz Database includes 105 jazz solos from various musicians and styles which are transcribed in a midi-like format (including pitch, onset, duration as well as annotated metric information, harmonic context, form, and phrasing) based on sv-files of Sonic Visualizer. The Weimar Jazz Database is to be currently enlarged up to 300 solos.
Based on MeloSpySuite a web application will be developed. The release of the web application is scheduled for fall 2014.
In September 2014, an international research workshop The Jazzomat Project: Issues, applications and perspectives for computational methods in jazz research will explore and discuss approaches to jazz improvisation, MeloSpySuite and other analyses toolkits (Weimar, September 26th/27th). Participants will come from jazz research, cognitive musicology, and music information retrieval including amongst others Daniel Muellensiefen (Goldsmiths College, London), Francois Pachet (SONY Computer Science Laboratory, Paris), Meinhard Müller (International Audio Laboratories Erlangen), and Andreas Kissenbeck (Musikhochschule München).
The Jazzomat Research Project is based at the Institute for Musicology Weimar-Jena at the Liszt School of Music Weimar and is funded by a three-year-grant of German Research Foundation (October 2012 until September 2015), see jazzomat.hfm-weimar.de.