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Can Machines Learn Indian Classical Music?

Speaker  Ajay Srinivasamurthy

Affiliation  Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF)

Host  Ranjita Bhagwan

Duration  00:54:22

Date recorded  6 September 2012

Music Technology is a multidisciplinary field that uses the tools available to engineers to develop specific tools for understanding, analysis, and synthesis of music. Music Information Research (MIR) draws from several fields such as signal processing, machine learning, computer science, psychology, and musicology. This talk will discuss a few MIR tools in the context of Indian classical music. In specific, Multiple Viewpoint Modeling and Rhythm Modeling will be discussed in detail. Multiple viewpoint models can be used for melody continuation. Rhythm models aim to extract useful rhythm related information such as the pulse, beat, and phrase boundaries from music. Using the new set of MIR tools, we can develop several interesting applications which aim to create a novel experience with music for both musicians and the audience.

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