Partner introduction: IReMus, Centre National de Recherches Scientifiques (CNRS)

IReMus-CNRS has essential role in leading and coordinating the Polifonia Pilots.

logo of IReMus, Centre National de Recherches Scientifiques (CNRS)
5 November 2021

  •  What is the relation between your organisation/institution and music?

It is an Institute for Research in Musicology. IReMus (Institute for Research in Musicology) was created in January 2014 from the merger of three teams: the two former musicology host teams of the University of Paris-Sorbonne, OMF (Observatoire Musical Français) and PLM (Patrimoine et Langages Musicaux), and the IRPMF (Institut de recherche sur le patrimoine musical en France), a joint research unit of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), the Bibliothèque Nationale de France (BnF), and the French Ministry of Culture.

The field of study developed within IReMus covers: critical editions of musical works, treatises and pedagogical works, correspondence and writings by musicians; studies of collections, catalogues of musical holdings and thematic catalogues; analyses of works and theoretical systems, development of analytical tools and theories, notably through digital publications; organological studies; studies on the representations and reception of music, on its historical, institutional, sociological, aesthetic or cultural contexts of production, and on its performers; research on the interpretation of early and contemporary music in collaboration with musicians and composers.

  • What do you bring to the Polifonia project? 

The possibility to explore new technological tools for studying some musicological aspects of vocal music from the Renaissance to the 20th century. IReMus is very engaged in digital musicology, encouraging the constitution of research teams reflecting on the epistemological and methodological repercussions of new technologies (Séminaire Épistémologie de la Musicologie numérique). For example, the project S.H.E.R.L.O.C.K. focuses on digital tools in music analysis that profoundly change practices in studying humanities, while the project PolyMIR brings together the knowledge and tools necessary for the digital exploration of polyphonic music. 

Within the Polifonia project IReMus team is in charge of the coordination of the Pilots and Web portal Work Package, as well as of the group of pilots focusing on musicological research aspects and, more in particular, is the responsible of the pilot TONALITIES, whose main goal is to develop a computer assisted system for the modal-tonal identification, exploration and ​classification of monophonic and polyphonic notated music ​from the Renaissance to the 20th century.

Follow IReMus on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Recent News

Preserving the Italian cultural and musical heritage, ICCD and ICBSA together help to discover and promote the heritage of historical bells

What is the relation between your organisation/institution and music?  The Italian Ministry…

26 November 2021

ICCD and UniBo publish a new API to interoperate with ministry’s online catalogue

The community of Designers Italia and Developers Italia of the Department for Digital Transformation…

23 November 2021

Valentina Presutti presented a paper about extracting musical heritage knowledge from text in Polifonia

On 8 November, Valentina Presutti presented a paper called ‘Extracting Musical Heritage Knowledge…

18 November 2021

Exciting launch: an application for crowdsourcing linked open data and a new version of musoW – a catalogue of online musical resources – are out

Marilena Daquino and her team are happy to announce that a new version of the musoW registry is available…

15 November 2021

Albert Meroño and Enrico Daga gave an interesting presentation at the DARIAH Working Group AIM.

AIM (Artificial Intelligence and Music) is a DARIAH Working Group that focuses on strengthening communities…

12 November 2021
Valentina Presutti, coordinator of the project.

Valentina Presutti presents Polifonia on national Italian radio

Valentina Presutti, coordinator of Polifonia, was interviewed for Radio 24, the national Italian radio…

9 November 2021
image of a desk and a computer by Duncan Kidd on Unsplash

Exciting position of Research Associate tied to Polifonia, Application Deadline 15 November

The Knowledge Media Institute (KMi) at Open University invites applicants for a Research Associate position…

8 November 2021
logo of IReMus, Centre National de Recherches Scientifiques (CNRS)

IReMus-CNRS has essential role in leading and coordinating the Polifonia Pilots.

 What is the relation between your organisation/institution and music? It is an Institute for…

5 November 2021
snapshot of Valentina Presutti presenting the Polifonia Knowledge Graph at Sonar

With its newly created demos, Polifonia showcased fascinating facets of discovering music similarity and music recommendations

On 28 October, Valentina Presutti presented the Polifonia demo and research at the new AI & Music…

2 November 2021
venue of National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI Galway; Irish: OÉ Gaillimh)

The NUI Galway team has worked with AI music applications such as generative drumming with neural networks, control of sound synthesizers, and data sonification

What is the relation between your organisation/institution and music?  NUI Galway has a strong…

29 October 2021

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