Highlights/Upcoming events

Computer Music Journal Article on Composer Specific Music

A new article by Dorien Herremans, Kenneth Sörensen and David Martens was published in Computer Music Journal, entitled "Classification and Generation of Composer-Specific Music Using Global Feature Models and Variable Neighborhood Search".

Talk at Harvey-Mudd College

On my way through Southern California, I was invited by Prof. Robert Keller, who works on the impro-visor, to give a talk at Harvey-Mudd College in Claremont, CA on July 23rd. The topic of the talk was focused on my Mary-Curie project (MorpheuS): "An automatic composition system for structured music based on optimisation and machine learning".

From music theory to machine learning for evaluating generated music - Talk at UCSD

While travelling through Southern California, I stopped at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), to give a talk on generating structured music. Professor Shlomo Dubnov organized a talk for a summer school currently going on at UCSD on July 15th.

Title: From music theory to machine learning for evaluating generated music

ASyMMuS Workshop on Audio-Symbolic Music Similarity Modelling

Yesterday, the ASyMMyS workshop on Audio-Symbolic Music Similarity Modelling was held in the British Library in London. This interesting workshop, organised by Tillman Weyde and Emmanuil Benetos, served to discuss what constitutes music similarity and the current research going on in this field. Dorien Herremans was a member of the discussion panel on "Research Directions and Applications for Music Similarity" together with Emilia Gomez, Bob Sturm and Tilman which was led by Alan Marsden.

Generating automatic piano fingerings with iterated local search

For his Master's thesis, Matteo Balliauw started working on automatically generating piano fingerings, supervised by dr. Dorien Herremans and dr. Daniel Palhazi Cuervo at the University of Antwerp. His initial work was published at MCM 2015 in London and presented by Dorien Herremans.

MCM2015 Program (22-25/6) and Concerts -- Blood & Tango (Tue, 23/6, 12pm), Geometries & Gestures (Wed, 24/6, 6pm)

The program for the Fifth Biennial Mathematics and Computation in Music Conference (22-25 June 2015, QMUL) is now online at mcm2015.qmul.ac.uk/?page_id=304.  I would appreciate if you could publicise the event, especially the concerts, to students and staff throughout QMUL (and beyond if appropriate).  

MCM2015 - Mathematics and computation in music conference, London

I will present a paper written by Matteo Balliauw, Dorien Herremans, Daniel Palhazi Cuervo and Kenneth Sörensen on "Generating fingerings for polyphonic piano music with a tabu search algorithm" at MCM2015:

The Fifth Biennial International Conference on Mathematics and Computation in Music (MCM2015) will be held on 22-25 June-2015 at Queen Mary University of London in the United Kingdom. MCM is the flagship conference of the Society for Mathematics and Computation in Music, whose official publication is the Journal of Mathematics and Music.

An easy way to parse musicXML files in java

For a recent project, I wrote a musicXML parser in java. The code is available on Bitbucket.

MusicXMLparserDH is a java musicXML parser that parses a musicXML file in Note objects with have properties such as pitch, accidental, duration, start time etc. It outputs an ArrayList that contains all of the Notes in sequence. A list of notes per time slice is also provided. The main time saver in using this library is that the note onsets are already calculated.

ORBEL29 - Antwerp is hosting the annual Belgian Operations Research Conference

This year, the ANT/OR group organises the ORBEL conference. ORBEL29 is the 29th conference on Operations Research (OR), reuniting the Belgian research community on OR-related topics. ORBEL29 is about exchanging ideas and insights, by stimulating interaction and discussion. The host institution of this year's conference is the University of Antwerp. This vivid city is located on the banks of the River Scheldt, and home to one of the largest seaports in the world. The name Antwerp is synonymous with diamonds, culture, art, Rubens and fashion.

Lorentz Workshop on Music Similarity

Concepts, Cognition and Computation
from 19 Jan 2015 through 23 Jan 2015

Venue: Lorentz Center@Oort, Lorentz Center for Workshops in the Sciences, Leiden, Netherlands

Scientific Organizers:
Christina Anagnostopoulou (Athens, Greece)
Elaine Chew (London, United Kingdom)
Elizabeth Margulis (Fayetteville, USA)
Anja Volk (Utrecht, The Netherlands)

Bridges Seoul - Counterpoint generation with Optimization techniques

I gave a talk at the Bridges conference on Mathematics and Arts in Seoul, South-Korea. The topic was about the paper described details on the variable neighbourhood search algorithm that can efficiently generate music:

Herremans D., Sörensen K.. 2012. Composing first species counterpoint musical scores with a variable neighbourhood search algorithm. Journal of Mathematics and the Arts. 6:169-189.