Notated Music in the Digital Sphere: Possibilities and Limitations

25. oktober 2018 kl. 09:00 - 17:00Gratis inngang
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In the last couple of decades, digital humanities has evolved, giving different research fields new angles and new tools. Integrating technology and using digital resources in the humanities makes it possible to conduct research in new ways and give us new understanding of the humanities as a field.

For notated music, however, the development seems somewhat slower regarding digital research. Compared to text or sound, being more a kind of «vessel» for the composer’s intentions, notated music seems to fall between categories in the digital humanities. 

This one-day seminar aims to investigate the digital possibilities and limitations for notated music in the sphere of digital humanities, and look further into areas and digital opportunities relevant for libraries, archives and music collections. The speakers are researchers each specialized within different fields of notated music in a digital setting.


Andrew Hankinson (Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford)

Julia Craig-McFeely (Faculty of Music, University of Oxford)

Axel Teich Geertinger (Danish Centre for Music Editing, Royal Danish Library)

Olivier Lartillot (Department of Musicology, University of Oslo)

Jøran Rudi (NOTAM)

Jennifer Ward (Répertoire International des Sources Musicales)

Bjarke Moe (Society for Danish Language and Literature)

Moderator: Darla Crispin (Norwegian Academy of Music)



09:00     Welcome

09:10     Andrew Hankinson:  “The largest collection you’ve never heard of: Digitization and its impact on libraries and scholarship”

10:00     Jøran Rudi:   “Preserving digitally inscribed music”

10:40     Coffee break

10:50     Olivier Lartillot:  “Computational musicological analysis of notated music: a brief overview”

11:30     Axel Teich Geertinger:   “Is everything encodable?”

12:10     Lunch

13:10     Julia Craig-McFeely:   “The forensic digital recovery of the lost music partbooks of John Sadler (Bodleian Library Mus.e.1–5)”

14:00     Jennifer Ward:   “RISM and Digital Research with Historical Musical Sources”

14:40     Coffee break

14:50     Bjarke Moe:   “The Editor’s Choice. From Sixteenth Century Sources to Digital Editions Using MEI”

15:30     Discussion





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