ISE599: Engineering Approaches to Music Perception and Cognition

Your Guide to What's Happenin'

Spring, 2003



OVERVIEW

This seminar course surveys computational research in music information processing by humans as a basis for improving human-computer interaction in music information systems. The topics range from the basic concepts of music perception and cognition through computational methods for abstracting and extracting pitch/time structures in music information. Students will gain hands-on experience by implementing selected algorithms from the surveyed literature. The implementation projects will provide computational practice in music analysis, segmentation, synchronization and retrieval.

    Location: GER 309. Wed 6:30pm - 9:20pm
    Class Number: Lec 048-35122D, 3 Units.
    Pre-req: By instructor's consent. Programming skills essential.

PEOPLE

  1. Instructor: Elaine Chew ( Office Hours: Wed 3-5 PM or by appointment )

  2. Invited Lectures:

    • Jeanne Bamberger (MIT:MTA) - music learning and perception
    • Rob Cutietta (USC:TSoM, Dean) - music perception
    • Alexandre François (USC:SoE, IMSC/IRIS) - software architecture
    • Dennis Thurmond (USC:TSoM, MuEA) - music analysis & performance

  3. List of Students and Final Projects ( final presentation pictures )

SYLLABUS

  1. The ROUGH Guide -- [ MSWord | PDF ]
  2. Compilation of some course readings by Andy Lee and Frances Kao ( password required )

COURSE NOTES: includes outline of class, ppt slides and class/paper summaries.

Week 1 (15 Jan 2003) An Overview of Music Concepts
Week 2 (22 Jan 2003) Representing Music
Week 3 (29 Jan 2003) Data Stream Processing for Music
guest lecture by Alexandre François, USC SoE
Week 4 (5 Feb 2003) Models for Tonality
Week 5 (12 Feb 2003) Pitch-Spelling and Local Key-Finding
Week 6 (19 Feb 2003) Chord Recognition
Week 7 (26 Feb 2003) Linear Structures
Week 8 (5 Mar 2003) Melodic Segmentation
Week 9 (12 Mar 2003) Beats and Rhythm
SPRING BREAK
Week 10 (26 Mar 2003) Do we see what we hear? Do we hear what we say?
guest lecture by Jeanne Bamberger, MIT
Week 11 (1 Apr 2003) Engineering Aspects of Fugues
guest lecture by Dennis Thurmond, USC TSoM
Week 12 (9 Apr 2003) Meter Induction
Week 13 (16 Apr 2003) Pattern Recognition
Week 14 (23 Apr 2003) Learning Theories Unique to Music
guest lecture by Rob Cutietta, USC TSoM
& readings on Tempo Rubato
Week 15 (30 Apr 2003) Expression and Interpretation
Final (5 May 2003) PROJECT PRESENTATIONS



Updated 6 May 2003.