As part of the MIRAGE Symposium, and in preparation for that event, an online discussion forum is organized aimed at spurring discussions as well as transdisciplinary collaborations in the interface between musicology and computer science. One main objective is to express common perspectives towards new computational tools for musicology. This is an opportunity for musicologists to express their needs, suggestions and perspectives.
Three topics are suggested:
• Visualisation: What tools do you find necessary for a better visualisation of individual pieces of music and entire corpus, with the aim to convey as efficiently as possible information about the music? Not only visualising but also interactive browsing, with possibly sonification, etc. What kind of general musicological knowledge could be discovered thanks to such tools?
• Retrieval: What search would you like to perform on a corpus of music using computer tools? What could be the ideal behavior that you would like the computer tool to offer? In particular, what type of query should be given to the machine, for which it would perform a retrieval of relevant results? Could you indicate needs expressed in the musicology literature for which such ideal computer tools would be helpful?
• (Intra/)intertextuality: What could be interesting use-cases in musicology of a computational tool that would be able to discover in details music (intra/)intertextuality, i.e., showing in details correspondences between various parts in one or many pieces of music, based on similarities, shared identities, etc? What previous and current research in musicology this tool could be related to?
Other topics can be suggested as well.
Based on the discussion, joint and individual presentations and/or panel discussion will be given during the second day of the symposium. After the symposium, ideas and investigations will be compiled in the form of an edited book as well as scientific publications.
We propose to host day-to-day discussions on a dedicated Slack workspace, while at the same time compiling the ideas in a set of online documents, in the form of Google docs.
The 1st MIRAGE Symposium will take place on 8-9 June 2021
in the form of a Zoom webinar from 10AM to 6PM (CEST). It is organised in the context of the MIRAGE project (RITMO, in collaboration with the National Library of Norway's Digital Humanities Laboratory). https://www.uio.no/ritmo/english/projects/mirage/events/2021/symposium/welcome-to-the-online-forum.html