2 Papers in FMA 2015


In 5th International Workshop of Folk Music Analysis (FMA 2015), Paris, France, two papers titled “A Culture-Specific Analysis Software for Makam Music Traditions” and “A Method for Tonic Frequency Identification of Turkish Makam Music Recordings,” which I have contributed, will be presented.

The first paper describes a makam analysis tool name MakamBox and it’s  cross-cultural analysis capabilities. The second paper introduces a simple and novel tonic identification methodology for makam music, which outperforms  the state-of-the-art. The workshop takes place between 10 and 12 June 2015.

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Galata Electroacoustic Orchestra is awarded in Premio Abbiati 2015


For the performance “Compasso de Navegare” in the 58th Venice Biennial, Galata Electroacoustic Orchestra is awarded with the “Filippo Siebaneck” award in Premio Abbiati 2015 (the 34th “Franco Abbiati” Music Critics Awards). Organized by Associazione Nazionale Critici Musicali (The National Association of Music Critics, Italy) Premio Abbiati is one of the most prestigious music awards in Italy.

I would like to congratulate everyone who has put so much effort, especially Roberto Doati, Tolga Tüzün and Patrizia Conti, in making this extraordinary project possible.

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Paper in ICASSP 2015


On 24th April 2014, André Holzapfel will present the paper titled Section-level Modeling of Musical Audio for Linking Performances to Scores in Turkish Makam Music,” which I am one of the co-authors, in the 40th IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP) 2015 in the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Australia. On its 40th anniversary, ICASSP is the world’s largest and most comprehensive technical conference focused on signal processing and its applications.

In the paper we present hierarchical hidden Markov model (HHMM) to align the scores of Turkish-Ottoman music with their corresponding recordings in the structure level. You can read the paper from here.

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Paper in ATMM 2014


On 13th November 2014 (this Thursday) Hasan Sercan Atlı will present the paper titled “Audio feature extraction for exploring Turkish makam music,” which I am one of the co-authors, in the 3rd International Conference on Audio Technologies for Music and Media in Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey.

In the paper we present a set of features to discover Turkish makam music, give an overview of the methodologies to extract such features and explain how these features can be enriched using additional data sources such as music scores, editorial metadata and the music(ological) knowledge. You can read the paper here.

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