Digital Technologies Applied to Music Research: Methodologies, Projects and Challenges

27-29 June 2024, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities – NOVA University Lisbon 

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errata corrige (because life is always changing…)

27 June  


9:00 Registration desk opens

9:45 Welcome (Auditorium B2)


Parallel sessions 1. 10:00-11:00 

Auditorium B2. Digital early music:

Chair: Manuel Pedro Ferreira

Debra Lacoste, Dalhousie University, The “Cantus Index” Tool: Its History and a Roadmap for the Future  

Alessandra Ignesti, University of Oslo, Classification challenges and database ecology: The case of the Benedicamus Domino inventory 

Sala B413. Digital musicology:  

Chair: Ilias Kyriazis

Kevin Allain, Tillman Weyde, City, University of London, On Collaborative Research Tools for Digital Jazz Archives

Marcin Konik,1 Craig Stuart Sapp,2 Jacek Iwaszko,1. 1Narodowy Instytut Fryderyka Chopina, 2Stanford University / Packard Humanities Institute, Polish Music Heritage in Open Access  


coffee break 11:00-11:30 

Parallel sessions 2. 11:30-13:00 

Auditorium B2. Digital early music:

Chair: Jennifer Bain

Hana Vlhová-Wörner, Czech Academy of Sciences, Digital Edition of the Jistebnice Kancionál (ca. 1420–1434): Source, Transcriptions, Information Network  

Haig Utidjian, CESEM-IN2PAST, NOVA University Lisbon, On the application of appropriate software tools on Armenian mediaeval neumated sources 

Antoine Phan1,2, Martha E. Thomae,1 Elsa De Luca,1. 1CESEM-IN2PAST, NOVA University Lisbon, 2McGill University, ECHOES MEI Analyser: Enhancing Musicological Analysis through Digital Tools 

Sala B413. Digital musicology:

Chair: Joshua Neumann 

Jason Yin Hei Lee, McGill University, Tone-Melody Correspondence and Melodic Regression in Cantonese Popular Music: Evidence from a Corpus Study 

Andreas Waczkat, University of Göttingen, Research into the sound ideal of the chamber organs in George Frideric Handel’s London environment using digital methods 

Gilberto Bernardes,1 Maria Navarro Cáceres,2. 1University of Porto, 2University of Salamanca, Melodic Development in Folk Diatonic Modal Music: A Cross-cultural Empirical Study 


LUNCH 13:00-14:45 

Parallel sessions 3. 14:45-16:15 

Auditorium B2. Iberian plainchant:

Chair: Elsa De Luca

Santiago Ruiz Torres, Universidad de Salamanca, The transmission of special neumes in newly created Iberian plainchant repertoires in Aquitanian notation. 

Inês Nunes Trindade, CESEM-IN2PAST, NOVA University Lisbon, The Liturgy of Braga: Uncovering the Melodies of Commnunion Chants   

Francesco Orio, CESEM-IN2PAST, NOVA University Lisbon / Universitat de Barcelona, French Threads in the Braga Liturgy: Insights from Newly Studied Plainchant Fragments

Sala B413. Digital musicology:

Chair: J. Stephen Downie

Carlos Vaquero Patricio,1 Ana Llorens,2 Álvaro Torrente1, 2. 1Instituto Complutense Ciencias Musicales, 2Universidad Complutense de Madrid, “Harmonies of Empowerment: Unveiling Gender Dynamics and Vocal Artistry in 18th-Century Italian Opera Seria” 

Lucas Hofmann1, Craig S. Sapp2, Fabian C. Moss,1. 1Julius-Maximilians Universität Würzburg, 2Stanford University / Packard Humanities Institute, Encoding polymeters and metric irregularities in selected motets from Hugo Distler’s Der Jahrkreis op. 5 using different music encoding formats 

Fernando Gualda, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, The Space Between the Notes: Digital Encoding of Subtleties of Inflection, Performative Affordances, and Music Analysis 


Posters  16:15-16:45

Adriana Filipa Cordeiro Simão, CESEM-IN2PAST, Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, NOVA, Highlights on some Plainchant Fragments in Square Notation in Braga 

Jean-François Goudesenne, IRHT-Orléans Aubervilliers, XXIst century Digital humanities confronted to the Pre-Guidonian Transmission of Cantus: How to found new Critical editions after the 60’s computing illusion 

Robert Klugseder, Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage (ACDH-CH) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Handwritten Text and Music Recognition with Transkribus: Plainchant manuscripts of the Central Library of the Viennese Franciscan Province Graz

Emmy Tither, J. Stephen Downie, Madelyn Rose Sanfilippo, School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Music as Torture: Using Formal Concept Analysis to Map the Taxonomy of Sonic Human Rights and Restrictions 

Asterios Zacharakis, Eirini Gkougkoustamou, Emilios Cambouropoulos, School of Music Studies, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Audio feature extraction for the analysis of singing voices from Greek Rebetiko  


coffee break 16:45-17:15 

Plenary Session 1. 17:15-18:15 

Auditorium B2. Digital early music:

Chair: Yossi Maurey

Francisco M. Camas, Tania Toledano, Paloma Gutiérrez del Arroyo, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Phylogeny and melodic recovery of modal melismas in an early Franco-Roman antiphoner of Silos

Antonio Pedrero1, Eduardo Carrero2, Carmen Julia Gutiérrez3, Alexander Díaz-Chyla1, María Larrosa1, Daniel de la Prida1, Silvio Sgotto,4. 1Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, 2Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona , 3Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 4Politecnico di Milano, Virtual acoustics of the church of Sant Miquel in Terrasa, Spain 


 Keynote session 1. 18:15-19:15  

Auditorium B2. Ichiro Fujinaga, McGill University, Digital Echoes from the Middle Ages: A Framework for Analyzing Plainchants   


28 June 


Parallel sessions 4. 9:30-11:00 

Auditorium B2. Digital early music:

Chair: Ichiro Fujinaga

Tim Eipert, Alexander Hartelt, Fabian Moss, Frank Puppe, University of Würzburg, Medieval Chant Lineages Unlocked: Leveraging Optical Music Recognition for Phylogenetic Analysis of Gregorian Proper  

Eliseo Fuentes-Martínez,1 David Rizo,2 Jorge Calvo-Zaragoza,1. 1University of Alicante, 2Instituto Superior de Enseñanzas Artísticas de la Comunidad Valenciana, New Challenges in Optical Music Recognition for Gregorian Chant: Aligned Music Notation and Lyrics Transcription 

Martha E. Thomae,1 Ellis Reyes,2 Geneviève Gates-Panneton,2 Julie E. Cumming,2 Ichiro Fujinaga,2. 1CESEM-IN2PAST, NOVA University Lisbon, 2McGill University, Digital Images and Symbolic Corpus of Sacred Polyphonic Music in Guatemala and their Retrieval Process 

Starting at 10:00. Sala B413. Digital musicology

Chair: Reinier de Valk

Evangelia Spyrakou, Petros Vouvaris, Evgenios Politis, University of Macedonia, A digital tool for historical musicologists and performers: M.EL.O.S platform of interconnected knowledge repositories of Greek music heritage 

George Kokkonis,1 Nikos Ordoulidis,1 George Evangelou,2 Savvas Kazazis,2. 1Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 2University of Ioannina, Analysing tempo stability in Greek rebetiko music. The case of Vasilis Tsitsanis’s repertoire  


coffee break 11:00-11:30 

Parallel sessions 5. 11:30-13:00 

Auditorium B2. Digital early music

Chair: Fabian Moss

Ilias Kyriazis, Austrian National Library / Vienna University of Technology, The E-LAUTE critical edition as open knowledge platform and semantic network  

Olja Janjuš, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Institute for Musicology, Computational analysis of German lute tablature: The interplay of data representations and tools 

Reinier de Valk, University of Vienna, Institute for Musicology, AbsoLutely Tabulous — A toolbox for computational processing and analysis of music in lute tablature 

Sala B413. Digital musicology

Chair: Debra Lacoste

Joseph G. Goldstein,1 Christina Bashford,1 Maureen Reagan,1 Rachel Cowgill,2 J. Stephen Downie,1 Michael B. Twidale,1 Alan J. Dix,3 Frankie Perry, 4 Rupert Ridgewell,5 David Bainbridge,6. 1University of Illinois, 2University of York, 3Cardiff Metropolitan University, 4Independent Scholar, 5The British Library, 6University of Waikato, Using Digital Library Tools for Musicological Scholarship Production and Dissemination: “Stravinsky in Urbana” Case Study 

Ewa Dahlig-Turek, Anna Maria Matuszewska, Institute of Art, Polish Academy of Sciences, The EsAC Collection – music database that gains new life from technological advances 

Lena Frömmel, Tobias Bachmann, Andreas Münzmay, Universität Paderborn, OPEN UP – Enhancing Knowledge Transfer and Reusability by Digital Music Edition Technologies 


LUNCH 13:00-14:45 

Plenary session 2. 14:45-16:15 

Auditorium B2. Digital early music:

Chair: João Pedro d’Alvarenga

Karen Desmond, Maynooth University, The Worcester sound: Detecting ‘communities of style’ in medieval polyphony 

Joshua Stutter, University of Sheffield, Beyond “editing” organum purum: editors, processes, representation  

Adam Knight Gilbert,1 Andrew Goldman,2. 1University of Southern California, 2Indiana University, Searching for Symmetries in Fifteenth-Century Counterpoint with GaGA 


coffee break 16:15-16:45

Plenary session 3. 16:45-17:45 

Auditorium B2. Digital musicology:

Chair: Craig Sapp

Samuel Pereira,1 Gilberto Bernardes,1 José Oliveira Martins,2. 1University of Porto, 2University of Coimbra, Historical Evolution of Harmonic Qualities in Music: Unravelling Fourier’s Tonality, Entropy, and Ambiguity from the 16th to the 20th Centuries 

Denise Petzold, Jorge Enrique Lozano Diaz Granados, Maastricht University / Maastricht Centre for the Innovation of Classical Music, A Playful Intervention into Music Research: Ontological Musings on Digital Technologies as Musical Instruments 


Keynote session 2. 17:45-18:45 

Auditorium B2. Jennifer Bain, Dalhousie University, Sustaining Digital Musicology 


Conference dinner 20:30 

29 June 


Parallel sessions 6. 9:30-10:30 

Auditorium B2. COST Early Muse I:

Chair: Manuel Pedro Ferreira

Ana Čizmić Grbić, University of Zagreb, Academy of Music

Eduard Lazorík, Institute of Musicology of Slovak Academy of Sciences

Chiara Mazzoletti, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Yossi Maurey, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Sala B413. Digital musicology:  

Chair: Martha Thomae

Uchenna Ngwe, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance / Royal Academy of Music, Digital spotlights: Uncovering Black British classical music histories through plainsightSOUND  

Cory McKay,1 María Elena Cuenca,2. 1Marianopolis College, 2Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Harmonious Research Collaborations in Computational Musicology


coffee break 10:30-11:00 

Plenary session 4. 11:00-12:00 

Auditorium B2. COST Early Muse II:

Chair: João Pedro d’Alvarenga

Joshua Neumann, Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur | Mainz

Juan José Pérez Gual, Universidad de Granada

Katarina Šter, ZRC SAZU Institute of Musicology, Slovenia

Kalina Tomova, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences


29 June – Workshops: ECHOES, LinkedMusic 

Auditorium B2. 

14:00-15:30 ECHOES workshop on the automatic analysis of early music sources led by Elsa De Luca, Martha Thomae, and Antoine Phan  

15:30 – 16:00 coffee break 

16:00-17:15 LinkedMusic workshop led by Ichiro Fujinaga