Athenaeum Talk Series – Music Information Research

Speaker: Dr Ajay Srinivasamurthy

Topic: Music Information Research: Topics, Trends, Tools, Careers.

Key Points

Some key topics covered as a part of this talk are as follows:

  • Music Technology: Introduction,Opportunities and Challenges.
  • Basic Music Concepts: Objects such as Audio, Scores, Lyrics etc and Elements such as Pitch, Duration etc. Audio recordings were played to showcase these concepts.
  • Discussed a few MIR problems involving Data, Representations, Descriptors and Tasks. 
  • Applications involving melody such as predominant melody extraction and melody suppression. Also discussed onset and tempo features.
  • Discussed tools, communities, datasets and learning resources for MIR.
  • Careers and upcoming worldwide/nationwide events/conferences in the field of MIR.