Analytical Musicology

In the field of analytical musicology, we have focused mainly on the question of the analysis of musical intervals, given the historical importance of this subject, especially in some ancient civilizations, and also in medieval Arabic texts and in more recent periods following the study of non-European music.

Music22

For the purposes of musicological analysis, we develop the Music22 package, written in Python. More specifically, our aim is to analyze modal music (melodically and rhythmically) from sound recordings, using the tools of MIR. For analyzes using symbolic data you can use the package Music21.

Lectures and participation to seminars

  • Oct. 15, 2018 : Données numériques et analyse des musiques traditionnelles.
    Séminaire LESC-CREM, Univ. Nanterre.
  • July 5, 2018 : Sound recording and archeology of Arab music: from Baron Erlanger to the era of Big Data.
    Assilah Forum 2018, Marroco.
  • June 19, 2018 : Vers un inventaire annoté des rythmes musicaux en Tunisie.
    ICTM, Essaouira.
  • June 29, 2017 : Analysis of modal recorded music : new approches, new methods.
    9th European Music Analysis Conference, Strasbourg.
  • March 21, 2017 : Toward an audio dataset of Musical Rhythms in Tunisia.
    Workshop "Cross-disciplinary and multicultural perspectives on musical rhythm and improvisation III", New York - Abu-Dhabi University.
  • Nov. 25, 2015 : Transmission and study of oral traditions in the age of the Internet and Big Data.
    Symposium "Know-how and Transmission of Music of Oral Tradition", Algeria/CNRPAH.
  • July 19, 2015 : Probability Density Functions and Correlation Coefficients as melodic analysis tools.
    Meeting on the maqām-s and ṭubūʿ-s of Arabic Music, Saint-Esprit of Kaslik University.
  • June 11, 2015 : A Simple Method for a Melodic Classification based on Pitch and Scale Analysis.
    5th International Workshop on Folk Music Analysis, Pierre et Marie-Curie University.
  • Nov. 28, 2014 : Introduction to the MIR (Music Information Retrieval): Domains and Applications.
    Seminar of the U2S Lab., École Nationale des Ingénieurs.
  • Nov. 10, 2014 : « Musique et émotion » : une introduction.
    Mini-symposium "ICT, music, emotion and creation" organized by A3T (Association Tunisienne des Techniques des Télécommunications), with the participation of the British Council, City of Sciences.
  • Dec. 20, 2010 : Computer-assisted music and intervals of Oriental Music.
    Musical Days of Carthage / Download files PureData, National Library of Tunisia.
  • Dec. 17, 2008 : Computer-aided modal analysis: state of research and prospects.
    SYmposium "musical analysis" organized by the CUNTIC, Higher Institute of Music.
  • March 12, 2008 : Musicological object and anthropological object: a study of complementarities in the determination of a musical identity.
    Symposium "music and anthropology", Institute of Arts and Crafts - Music and Musicology Department.

My beginnings toward a method for musical intervals analysis

Below is a set of Flash files that we have made in 2002-2004. This was our first attempt to analyze multimedia files. During these first experiments, we have used the Praat software to get the fundamental pitch of a melody (Pitch) from an audio file. The determination of a reference frequency (the frequency of the tonic or, most often, the most present note) was done manually, and the other frequencies were calculated according to the epimorous (n + 1) / n) ratios; The frequencies selected are the closest to the frequencies actually present, according to the melodic curve.

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