MIRAGE Symposium #1: Computational Musicology
The 1st MIRAGE Symposium will take place on 8-9 June, 2021, in the form of a Zoom webinar, from 10AM to 6PM (CEST). It is organised in the context of the MIRAGE project (RITMO, in collaboration with the National Library of Norway's Digital Humanities Laboratory).
Computer technologies could potentially offer revolutionary tools to better understand and appreciate music. Although computer music research is a very active and productive area of research, algorithms are not yet able to comprehend the full richness of music. This symposium is an attempt to strengthen the dialogue between computer science and musicology, in both direction:
- Presenting to musicologists a broad range of research in computational musicology, in a way that should be accessible to them.
- Collecting from musicologists their particular needs, with the aim to shape computational musicology research along those lines.
The symposium is organised within the context of the MIRAGE research project, actively working along the above-mentioned objectives.
In order to maximise the momentum of this endeavour, the symposium is articulated into three phases. Before the symposium, an online discussion forum is initiated, aimed at spurring discussions as well as transdisciplinary collaborations. During the symposium, discussions, proposals and concrete investigations emerging from the pre-symposium forum will be presented. After the symposium, ideas and investigations will be compiled in the form of an edited book as well as scientific publications, and the online community will be developed further.