Explore the second version of the Polifonia Ecosystem

Last summer, the first version of the Polifonia Ecosystem was released. Now the project is ready to present an updated version with 22 datasets, 20 tools and 67 reports.

23 August 2023

Last summer, the first version of the Polifonia Ecosystem was released. Now the project is ready to present an updated version with 22 datasets, 20 tools and 67 reports. 

The Polifonia Ecosystem: a toolbox designed for musical heritage enthusiasts

The Polifonia Ecosystem, supported by the GitHub developer’s platform, holds Polifonia’s collection of components for developing intelligent applications leveraging musical cultural heritage. The ecosystem consists of data, methods and tools supporting discovery, extraction, encoding, interlinking, classification, exploration of and access to musical heritage knowledge on the Web. The components are both independent — they have some value on their own — and interlinked — they can be used together in order to satisfy specific end-user needs. The end-users, such as researchers, musicians, heritage professionals and anyone interested in musical cultural heritage, can now use an updated ecosystem to find relevant datasets, tools and services in one central spot, next to the ‘output’ section on the project website. Polifonia also places its Ecosystem in its entirety in the GitHub supported environment, to ensure the output remains publically accessible after the project ends. 

Explore the Ecosystem with the new tutorial video

Go directly to the website (https://polifonia-project.github.io/ecosystem/) and watch the latest video in our ”Tutorial Video series” in order to start exploring the second version of the Ecosystem. 

Many more of the tools uploaded to the Ecosystem will be covered in the coming week, supported by clear tutorial videos, all to help you become more familiar with Polifonia’s results.

Polifonia’s ecosystem content is managed on GitHub and users are welcome to contribute.  See the Ecosystem Rulebook on GitHub on how to participate: (https://github.com/polifonia-project/rulebook)

Recent News

From the beginning of the project, Podiumkunst.net and Polifonia have been in close contact and looked to each other as role models. Our stakeholder Podiumkunst.net reflects on this synergy with a positive outlook. Remco de Boer and Monique in het Veld on the importance of the collaboration and the impact. 

From the beginning of the project, Podiumkunst.net and Polifonia have been in close contact and looked…

11 June 2024

TONALITIES, IReMus’ pilot for musical heritage data project Polifonia, develops tools for the modal-tonal identification, exploration and classification of monophonic and polyphonic notated music from the Renaissance to the twentieth century. Now, the tools are available for use within the TONALITIES Interface for music analysis. Additionally, a patent was recently acquired for this collaborative interface by the IReMus lab.

TONALITIES, IReMus' pilot for musical heritage data project Polifonia, develops tools for the modal-tonal…

29 May 2024

From April 8 to May 6 Polifonia organised their own version of the Eurovision Song Contest, the Polifonia Song Contest: musicians of all levels were challenged to create the ‘soundtrack of our history’ by using samples from the rich collections in the Polifonia project. Today we can announce the winning song.

From April 8 to May 6 Polifonia organised their own version of the Eurovision Song Contest, the Polifonia…

13 May 2024

After four years of development work, the Polifonia project team is excited to present the results. The consortium, consisting of 10 partners from Italy, the Netherlands, France, England and Ireland launches the music discoverability platform ‘Polifonia Web Portal’. In addition, the researchers and developers have also unlocked and linked other music data, developed tools and software that will help musicologists take steps forward in their research on European musical heritage.

After four years of development work, the Polifonia project team is excited to present the results.…

8 May 2024

The Polifonia project formally ended on April 30, which means that the tools and software developed within this 4-year-project are released and ready for use. Today we look at ‘Patterns UI’.

The Polifonia project formally ended on April 30, which means that the tools and software developed…

3 May 2024

Polifonia Song Contest is two weeks in, and will continue for another two weeks. Have you downloaded the sample pack yet?

With two weeks to go until the deadline, the "Polifonia Song Contest" beckons all musicians who find…

22 April 2024

Are you the type of musician that is inspired by old sounds, such as cheerful Irish folk melodies, the majestic resonance of pipe organ concerts, and the timeless chimes echoing from century-old Italian bell towers? Then ‘Polifonia Song Contest’ is your challenge!

Are you the type of musician that is inspired by old sounds, such as cheerful Irish folk melodies, the…

8 April 2024

The consortium is preparing for the last face-to-face consortium meeting of the Polifonia project in April 2024.

The consortium is preparing for the last face-to-face consortium meeting of the Polifonia project in…

4 April 2024

Polifonia is known for its strong links with academia and is pleased to present some highlights in its involvement in research and associated conferences.

Polifonia is known for its strong links with academia and is pleased to present some highlights in its…

29 February 2024

In 2024, Paul Mulholland, Naomi Barker and Paul Warren (The Open University, U.K) are continuing their experiment investigating how different kinds of music influence the appreciation of an artwork; and to what extent the same kind of sense-making processes are used when viewing artwork and when listening to music. To do this, the researchers are looking for more participants. They have now automated the process so that participants can complete the experiment online without the involvement of an experimenter.

Music instrument with music notes on white background illustration In 2024, Paul Mulholland, Naomi…

17 January 2024

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement N. 101004746