Though music is fundamentally an aural phenomenon, we often communicate about music through visual means. The paper examines a number of visualization techniques developed for music, focusing especially on those developed for music analysis by specialists in the field, but also looking at some less successful approaches. It is hoped that, by presenting them… (More)
Digital music libraries provide enhanced access and functionality that facilitates scholarly research and education. This panel will present a report on the progress of several major research and development projects in digital music libraries.
The Indiana University Digital Music Library project plans to create a digital library testbed system containing music in a variety of formats, designed to support research and education in the field of music and to serve as a platform for digital library research. Prototypes of user interfaces to the system will be demonstrated.
The Variations2 digital music library currently supports music in audio and score-image formats. In a future version, we plan to add music in a symbolic form. This paper describes our work defining a music representation suitable for the needs of our users.
This demonstration will show version 1.0 of the Variations2 digital library system developed by Indiana University. Variations2 is being built to provide access to music in a variety of formats-sound recordings, scanned musical scores, computer score notation files, and video-and is designed to support research and learning in the field of music.