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University of Athens


University of Piraeus


Sponsored by EURASIP


First International Workshop on Folk Music Analysis
Athens, 19th and 20th of May, 2011

Draft Program

Thursday 19th May

9 - 9.45 am:       Welcome, coffee and registration 
Session 1: General Considerations
Chair: Baris Bozkurt
9.45 - 10.30      

Automatic Transcription: An Enabling Technology for Music Analysis

Simon Dixon, Queen Mary University of London, UK
(Plenary sponsored by EURASIP)
10.30 - 11      

Demands on signal processing algorithms for the analysis of  traditional music

Andreas Holzapfel, INESC Porto, Portugal
11- 11.30         Coffee and cake
Session 2: Eastern Mediterranean: Turkish Music and Makams 
Chair: Rafael Ramirez
11.30 - 12      

Automatic Transcription for Makam Music in Turkey

Baris Bozkurt, IZMIR Institute of Technology, Turkey 
12 - 12.30      

Some Concepts for Formal Models for Improvisational Processes in Modal Music of Turkey and Greece 

Iannis Zannos, Ionian University, Greece
12.30 - 1pm   

Maqam Improvisation Analysis Based on an Integrated Modelling of Surface-Based and Culture-Dependent Rules

Olivier Lartillot and Mondher Ayari, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland, and IRCAM CNRS and Univerity of Strasbourg, France
1 - 3                Lunch and coffee
Session 3: Eastern Mediterranean: Greek music
Chair: Sven Ahlback
3 - 3.30          

Quantitative Investigation of Temporal Microdeviations in Traditional Greek Asymmetric Metres

K. Peninta, Emilios Cambouropoulos & George Papadelis, Aristotle University of                     Thessaloniki,   Greece
3.30 - 4          

Investigation of the performance of beat-tracking systems on traditional Greek                                     asymmetric rhythms

Thanos Fouloulis and Emilios Cambouropoulos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
4 - 4.30          

Mining Repeating Audio Patterns in Greek Folk Music

Aggelos Pikrakis, University of Piraeus, Greece
4.30 - 5           Coffee and pies
Session 3 continues
5 - 5.30          

On the computational analysis of  Cretan folk music

Christina Anagnostopoulou and Darrell Conklin, University of Athens, Greece, and University of the Basque Country, Spain
5.30 - 6          

Cultural Parameters of Melodic Similarity

Eleanor Selfridge-Field, Stanford University, USA (Over Skype)
6 - 7 Disucssion of Day 1 (with baklava and raki):
Problems and challenges related to computational FMA, and      possible solutions.
- Future of FMA Workshops
Chair: Aggelos Pikrakis 
8pm                 Dinner 
Friday 20th May

9 - 9.30           Coffee and cake


Session 4: European (western) musics
Chair: Emilios Cambouropoulos
 9.30 - 10        

Tracking asymmetrical beat patterns in Scandinavian Polskas

Sven Ahlback, Royal College of Music, Stockholm, Sweden 
10 - 10.30

On Finding and Transcribing Bell Chiming Recordings in Folk Music Archives
Matija Marolt, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
10.30 - 11      

An Integrated Analysis of Flamenco Music

Paco Gomez, Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain
11 - 11.30       Coffee and cake
Session 5: Musics from further away
Chair: Paco Gomez
11.30 - 12      

Violin Expression in (Mexican) Huasteco Music 
Rafael Ramirez, Pompeu Fabra University, Spain
12 - 12.30        

Tarsos - Automated Tone Scale Extraction Applied to African Oral Music Traditions
Joren Six and Olmo Cornelis, University College Ghent, Belgium
12.30 - 3                Lunch
Session 6: Returning home
Chair: Matija Marolt
3 - 3.30          

Modeling the Formulaic Structure of Modern Greek Church Chant Using Convolutional Neural Networks 

Panayotis Mavromatis (New York University, USA)
3.30 - 4.30  Discussion of Day 2: Summary of  the workshop, and ideas for future collaboration
Chairs: Iannis Zannos, Christina Anagnostopoulou

 4.30 onwards: Informal discussions and visit to the Ancient sites