Research Projects from CCARH <!----------------------------------------------------------------------------> </head> <table WIDTH="100%" > <tr> <td> <h1> Research Projects from the CCARH Lab</h1> <hr noshade size=4> </td> <td ALIGN=RIGHT><!a href=""><!img SRC="ccarh-old.gif" BORDER=0 ></td> </tr> </table> <a NAME="Aarden"></a><font color="#990033"><b>Bret Aarden</b></font> (M.A. candidate in music cognition, Ohio State University, 1999) wrote the intial software to convert <i>MuseData</i> files to the <i>Humdrum **kern</i> format for analytical processing and set up global-positioning software to link musical features with appropriate locales on digital maps in the CCARH lab during his stay as a visitor in the summer of 1999. In cooperation with David Huron, he later developed a method for showing the geographical distribution of specific musical features (as derived from Humdrum analyses) on geophysical maps. See "Mapping European Folksong," <i>The Virtual Score (Computing in Musicology </i>12)  <a href=""></a> <p><a NAME="Chordia"></a><b><font color="#990033">John Brenneise</font></b> (professional computer-graphics design engineer, 2002--) has been developing a score viewer (<i>DMuse</i>) for <i>MuseData</i> electronic scores encoded at CCARH. See examples at his Extraordinary Measures website: <a href=""></a> <p><a NAME="Chordia"></a><font color="#990033"><b>Arbee Chen </b></font><font color="black">(Computer Science, Tsinghua University, Taiwan, 2003) conducted song-database search architectures as part of an ongoing series of projects.</font> <p><a NAME="Chordia"></a><font color="#990033"><b>Parag Chordia</b></font> (Ph.D. candidate, CCRMA, 1999) studied problems of representing North Indian classical music, particularly for sarod and tabla, in systems for computer analysis. His aim is to implement these representations in the <i>Humdrum Toolkit</i>. See the Tabla Bol Processor at <a href=""></a></p> <p><a NAME="Chu"></a><b><font color="#990033">Lonny Chu</font></b> (Ph.D. candidate, CCRMA, 1997) worked on stylistic analysis of Beatles songs using MIDI files. His aim was to differentiate individual contributions to the overall "Beatles style." <p><a NAME="Einaudi"></a><font color="#990033"><b>Andrew Einaudi</b></font> (B.A., symbolic systems; independent research/CSLI, 1998 ) studied pitch-tracking systems with a view towards developing vocal input for MIDI software. <p><a NAME="Deguchi"></a><b><font color="#990033">Sachiko Deguch</font></b>i (visiting scholar from Kogyokusha College of Technology, Tokyo, 2001-02) worked on the analysis of koto melodic patterns, a database of koto scores in the Humdrum format, and the analysis of koto sounds. See the Koto Scores site at <a href=""></a> <p><a NAME="Fujishima"></a><b><font color="#990033">Takuja Fujishima</font></b> (M.A., CCRMA; visiting researcher from Yamaha Corp., 1998) investigated vibrato effects in vocal music of diverse cultures with a view towards humanizing synthesized instrument sounds. <p><a NAME="Gang"></a><b><font color="#990033">Dan Gang</font></b> (visiting Ph.D. candidate in computer science, Jerusalem University) worked in collaboration with Jonathan Berger (professor, CCRMA, 1999) on neural-net models of harmonic expectation. <p><a NAME="Gang"></a><b><font color="#990033">Anthony Guazzo</font></b> (M.Sc. in EE, 2003) investigated methods for searching online music files in audio formats. <p><a NAME="Gang"></a><b><font color="#990033">Baoqiang Han </font></b><font color="black">(Chinese Academy of Art Music, Beijing, 2001) created an online museum of Chinese instruments. </font> <p><a NAME="Gang"></a><b><font color="#990033">Walter B. Hewlett </font></b><font color="black">(DMA, M.Sc. Stanford University)</font><b><font color="#990033"> </font></b><font color="black">is the chief architect of the <i>MuseData</i> electronic scores project. He has most of the data encoding, display, and printing software used at CCARH since 1985. See </font><a href=""></a> <p><a NAME="Douglas R. Hostadter"></a><b><font color="#990033">Douglas R. Hofstadter</font></b> (visiting Professor of Cognitive Studies from Indiana University, 1998) organized a symposium on (human) musical creativity and musical-style simulation by the composition tool Experiments in Musical Intelligence (by David Cope, UC Santa Cruz). The proceedings are published under the title <i>Virtual Music</i>, ed. David Cope (The MIT Press, April 2001). See <a href=""></a> [coming soon paperback] <p><a NAME="Huron"></a><b><font color="#990033">David Huron</font></b> (visiting professor, Program in Music Cognition, Ohio State University, and visiting Bloch professor, UC Berkeley, 1994, 1997, 1999) has been developing the Humdrum Toolkit and derivatives such as Themefinder first at Waterloo University (Ontario) and more recently at Ohio State University. He has been a frequent visitor to CCARH. See the home page for Humdrum at <a href=""></a> <p><a NAME="Jeng"></a><b><font color="#990033">Shyh-Kang Jeng</font></b> (visiting professor of electrical engineering, Taiwan National University, 1999) studied systems of representing music in conjunction with studies of brass synthesis. <p><a NAME="Kornstaedt"></a><b><font color="#990033">Andreas Kornstaedt</font></b> (visiting Ph.D. candidate in computer science, Hamburg University, 1997; 2000) extended the <i>Humdrum **kern</i> representation to capture graphical information acquired from SCORE notation files. The prototype for his <i>Leitmotif</i> (melodic motto) search tool was developed at CCARH. Andreas also played an important role in making the CCARH databases accessible via the Web and developing a management system for related meta-data. Andreas's <i>JRing</i> [Java Ring] program is sometimes available in the CCARH lab. <p><a NAME="Randel Leistikow"></a><b><font color="#990033">Randall Leistikow</font></b> (Ph.D. candidate, CCRMA, 1999) developed procedures from converting graphics output from <i>MuseData</i> software to performing parts viewable on the Web. See <a href=""></a> <p><a NAME="Wei-Ling George Liu"></a><b><font color="#990033">Wei-Ling George Liu</font></b> (M.A. candidate, Management Science & Engineering, 2000) developed a visual keyboard input for <i>Themefinder</i>. <br> <p> <a NAME="Erik Neuenschwander"></a><b><font color="#990033">Yi-Wen Liu</font></b> (Ph.D candidate, EE, 2002) employed information theory to differentiate the closely related musical styles of Haydn and Mozart. In lateral research, he and Craig Sapp have a continuing project to profile human comparisons of these styles with machine performance. See their Quartet Quiz (<a href=""></a>).</p> <p><a NAME="Erik Neuenschwander"></a><b><font color="#990033">Erik Neuenschwander</font></b> (co-term Symbolic Systems B.A. and Philosophy M.A., 2000) investigated the representation of musical notation with a view towards developing new visual representations of music.</p> <p><a NAME="Madrigal"></a><b><font color="#990033">Oscar Madriga</font></b>l (Ph.D. candidate in CS, robotics, 1999) explored methods of accessing MIDI data using a protopyical three-dimensional joystick. <p><a NAME="McCarthy"></a><b><font color="#990033">Jim McCarthy</font></b> (visiting professor of music, University of Michigan, 1999) investigated systems of linking real-time input of sound and notation with pedagogical tools for distance learning of music theory. <p><a NAME="Miller"></a><b><font color="#990033">Eric Miller</font></b> (honors B.A. candidate, symbolic systems, 1999) designed algorithms for chordal analysis with a view towards implementing them in pedagogical applications. <p><a NAME="Myers"></a><b><font color="#990033">Lincoln Myers</font></b> (cross-enrolled B.Sc. candidate in computer science, UC Berkeley, 1995) implemented elements of the Essen Musical Analysis Package in Unix using perl scripts. <p><a NAME="Myers"></a><b><font color="#990033">Steve Myers</font></b> (M.S., mechanical engineering, 1998) studied cues to mood change in recorded music and used his findings to drive prototypical home-entertainment products based on laser technology. <p><a NAME="Nam"></a><b><font color="#990033">Unjung Nam</font></b> (Ph.D. candidate, CCRMA, 1999) explored problems of representing Korean court music for transcription and analysis. She has also been investigating strategies for vocal input to the Themefinder database. Unjung has also converted many MuseData files to MIDI and verified their contents as a summer employee of CCARH. <p><a NAME="Ornes"></a><b><font color="#990033">Rafael Ornes</font></b> (D.M.A. candidate, music) is exploring the impact of Web technology on the nature and distribution of performing repertory as he develops the Choral Public Domain Library website for choral music literature. <p><a NAME="Orita"></a> <b><font color="#990033">Akiko Orita</font></b> (visiting M.A. candidate, management studies, Keio University, Toyko, 1998) explored the influence of sound tracks on visual and "story" perception in computer animations. <p><a NAME="Purwins"></a><b><font color="#990033">Hendrik Purwins</font></b> (visiting Ph.D. candidate in mathematics and neural computing, Technical University, Berlin, 1999) is investigating geometrical models of tonal harmony and their relationship to auditory processing. See his torroidal models of key relationshihps at  <a href=""></a>. <p><a NAME="Ross"></a><b><font color="#990033">Michael Ross</font></b> (honors B.A. candidate, symbolic systems, 1998) studied flexible models of listening using multiple cognitive agents. <p><a NAME="Sapp"></a><b><font color="#990033">Craig Stuart Sapp</font></b> (Ph.D. candidate, CCRMA, and TA for Music 253 and 254) has written numerous extensions to the <i>Humdrum Toolkit</i>, including routines to link MIDI input and output with analytical procedures (after first resolving issues related to using MIDI with Linux); has implemented a Humdrum approximation to Joseph Swain's hierarchical models of harmonic rhythm; has linked Max Mathews' <i>Radio Baton</i> to the CCARH musical data set, enabling the "conducting" of a large library of electronic scores; has developed all of the Web pages concerned with CCARH courses, most of the Web pages and extensions to <i>Themefinder</i>, and many of the other Web pages at and; implemented the routines of the Essen Musical Analysis Package in <i>Humdrum</i>; and has provided imvaluable support for many of the student and visitor projects listed here. See his websites Kern Scores (<a href=""></a>), Tonal Landscape Gallery (<a href=""></a>), Themefinder (<a href=""></a>), and MuseInfo (<a href=""></a>). <p><a NAME="Singer"></a><b><font color="#990033">Eleanor Selfridge-Field </font></b><font color="black">(D. Phil., Oxford University), works in the areas of melodic similarity and musical-search software and is the principal editor of Beyond MIDI (</font><a href=""></a><font color="black">) and the series <i>Computing in Musicology (</i></font><a href=""></a>). <p><a NAME="Singer"></a><b><font color="#990033">Rodrigo Segnini</font></b> (Ph.D. candidate, CCRMA, 2003) employed the International Phonetics Alphabet to facilitate spoken searches of stored music. <p><a NAME="Singer"></a><b><font color="#990033">Jane Singer</font></b> (Ph. D. candidate in music, Jerusalem University, 2000) worked on cognitive procedures for refining and generalizing melodic-search software with a test repertory of Yiddish songs in abc code and SCORE output. <p><a NAME="Smith"></a><b><font color="#990033">Lloyd Smith</font></b> (visiting professor of computer science, Waikato University, NZ, 1997) worked on melodic-matching algorithms in conjunction with the development of the Web-based MELDEX search tool. See <a href=""></a> <p><a NAME="Handel"></a><b><font color="#990033">Leigh VanHandel</font></b> (Ph.D. candidate, CCRMA, 1997) studied the setting of texts by Goethe in Schubert Lieder using Humdrum tools. <p><a NAME="Hippel"></a><b><font color="#990033">Paul von Hippel</font></b> (Ph.D. in music theory, CCRMA, 1998) based his doctoral thesis concerning theories of melodic expectation on data he analyzed using the <i>Humdrum Toolkit</i> and other resources of the CCARH lab. See also his tone-row finder: <a href=""></a> <p><a NAME="Hippel"></a><b><font color="#990033">Woon Yeo</font></b> (Ph.D. candidate, CCRMA, 2003) explored methods of interchanging data between MIDI and MusicXML. <pre> </pre> <hr noshade> <p align="center"> </p>   <p align="center"> </p> </td> </tr> </table> <div align="left"> <p> </p> </div> </body> </html>