GCDI Sound Series: Music Performance Analysis, 6:30 PM Thursday, November 16th

Sound wave by betmari CC BY-NC 2.0


Dr. Johanna Devaney

Register today! Join us at the GC, room 9206, 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 16th!

GC Digital Initiatives Sound Series presents Music Performance Analysis. Dr. Johanna Devaney will introduce and teach her open-source software, Automatic Music Performance Analysis and Comparison Toolkit. Join us to learn about developing music software and to demo this toolkit for examining intervals between notes, tempo and relative dynamic level between notes, frequency and vibrato.

Johanna is an Assistant Professor of Music Theory and Cognition at The Ohio State University and the specialty chief editor for the Digital Musicology section of Frontiers in Digital Humanities. This year she on leave from OSU and teaching in the Music Technology program at NYU Steinhardt. Johanna’s research focuses on interdisciplinary approaches to the study of musical performance. She examines the ways in which recorded performances can be used to study performance practice and listener reception and develops computational tools to facilitate this. Her work draws on the disciplines of music, psychology, and computer science. Her research has been funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSRHC), the Fonds de recherche sur la société et la culture (FRQSC), the Google Faculty Research program, and, most recently, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Digital Humanities program.

The 2017-2018 GCDI Sound Series includes talks and workshops on topics related to sound analysis, comparison, production, and recording. This series explores a variety of research methods and perspectives on sound, including audio annotation and processing, oral histories and interviews, soundscapes, and DIY audio equipment. We invite students from all disciplines to explore ways we can study and use sound in our scholarship.

This event is free and open to the public. RSVPs are encouraged.