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Computer-Applications in Music Research

Concepts, Methods, Results


Nico Schüler

At the conference «Musicology 1966-2000: A Practical Program,» on May 26, 1966, Jan LaRue speculated «that computer analysis will become one of the most important directions in musicology for the next generation…» Having passed the year 2000, we have to realize that LaRue’s prediction did not come true: neither for computer-assisted music analysis, nor for computer-applications in music research in general. This volume is intended to initiate a more critical discussion of computer-applications in music research and to present concepts, methods, and results of newest research in this area.
Contents: Mirjana Veselinovic-Hofman: Musicology Facing the Challenges of Computer Projection of its Interdisciplinarity – Nico Schüler: The Philosophical Rationale of Computer-Assisted Music Analysis: Information Theory and Aesthetics – Dirk Moelants: Analysis of Timing in Contemporary Music Performance: Some Methods and Observations – Reiner Kluge: Computerisierte Melodieanalyse als Methode zur Erkundung von Tonräumen – Joachim Stange-Elbe: Strukturelle Analyse als Grundlage musikalischer Interpretation – Dominik Hörnel: Vergleichende Stilanalyse mit Neuronalen Netzen – Jianli Liu/Rumi Hiraga/Shigeru Igarashi: DAPHNE: Music Analysis System with Real Score – Nico Schüler: On Classifying Computer-Assisted Music Analysis – Monika P. Hippe: Computer-Assisted Searching for Hidden Regularities in Selected Music Works – Nico Schüler: Computer-Applications in Music Research: A Selected Bibliography.