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Computational Musicology For Python Programmers
Music is a part of every culture around the world and throughout history. Musicology is the study of that music from a structural and sociological perspective. Traditionally this research has been done in a manual and painstaking manner, but the advent of the computer age has enabled an increase of many orders of magnitude in the scope and scale of analysis that we can perform. The music21 project is a Python library for computer aided musicology that is written and used by MIT professor Michael Scott Cuthbert. In this episode he explains how the project was started, how he is using it personally, professionally, and in his lectures, as well as how you can use it for your own exploration of musical analysis.
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Mozart’s Requiem performed by Berlin Philharmonik and conducted by Claudio Abbado
von Karajan Institute – Karajan was a major conductor of the 60s — his Institute now sponsors research into new projects in music technology and are big advocates of using Python for their data analysis.