The (Data) Science of Time: From Music to the Heart

17.01.2019 16:30 - 18:30

Lecture by Elaine Chew, Queen Mary University

The explosion of data in the music industry and technological developments in musical instruments that can record performance nuances have made possible modern investigations into intangible properties of music such as expressivity. 

How do musicians shape performances?  How are masterful interpretations crafted?  What are the decisions that define a performance?  What is the process of musicking: performing and listening?  These have all become quantifiable and subject to scientific probing.

The consequent ability to capture and model the rhythmic variations of performance transfers to other music-like systems like the human heart. This enables descriptions of  individual experiences of cardiac arrhythmias, personalised diagnoses, and disease or risk stratification. 

Elaine Chew will present and discuss mathematical models of time, timing and temporal structure in music and heart data, with demonstrations at a piano.

We would like to thank our sponsors Bösendorfer and VCOR!

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BIG Lecture Hall, Universitätsring 1
photo by Brian Morri