Sunday, October 28, 2012

New Orleans news and Josquin Research Project

Several items of interest:

1) The joint meeting of the American Musicological Society, Society for Music Theory, and Society for Ethnomusicology will take place on Nov 1-4 in New Orleans.  There are several sessions of interest for music21 users: a panel on Corpus Research by ELVIS collaborator Ian Quinn on Saturday morning, a discussion of MEI the day before the conference on Oct 31, a panel on musical databases for medieval and Renaissance music on Thursday afternoon (concurrent with my less digital paper on Italian influence in early fifteenth-century music), the meeting of the Computational Music Theory group, and several other meetings that are slipping my mind right now -- all in all an important place for digital musicology!

2) The New England Chapter of the American Musicological Society will host its Winter meeting on Saturday, Feb 2 at Tufts University in Medford, MA (a Boston suburb).  The call for papers has just gone out requesting:
abstracts of up to 300 words for papers and roundtable sessions. Submissions in the area of digital musicology are of particular interest, but proposals on all musicological topics are welcome. Abstracts should be submitted by Monday, 26 November 2012 via email to jsholes at (Jacquelyn Sholes)
I hope that people working on digital musicology will choose to apply.   
3) Craig Sapp's recent blog post details the work being done by our friends in the Josquin Research Project at Stanford University.  In addition to creating a number of wonderful tools for analyzing their data online or with Humdrum, the JRP has made all their data available, primarily in Humdrum's KERN format.  Music21 reads these files, including the new KERN rhythm extension.  The results of the JRP so far will be part of the Thursday afternoon AMS session in New Orleans.

Happy analyzing!