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People and music: exploring their encounters over centuries

This pilot focuses on supporting music historians and teachers by providing a Web tool that enables the exploration and visualisation of encounters between people in the musical world in Europe from c.1800 to c.1945, relying on information extracted from public domain books such as biographies, memoirs and travel writing, and open-access databases. These encounters will be explored in a timeline and map interface and may reveal unexpected connections and relationships that cast new light on aspects of European music history. The tool will provide persistent, citable identifiers in order to support referencing in scholarship outputs.

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David Leeuw with his Family, 1671. Rijksmuseum |PD

Helen Barlow explains the relevance children’s experience of music in the past and how to find the historical evidence for it

Music and Childhood is one of ten pilots in the Polifonia research project into European musical heritage,…

23 July 2021
Portrait of Carlo Birrozzi

‘From churches to public buildings: ICCD-ICBSA’s research into sound begins with the bells in Italy’ Carlo Birrozzi shares insights on Polifonia

For International Archives Day celebrated on 9 June, we are happy to share a fascinating interview with…

9 June 2021
Jacopo de Berardinis at his home office.

Jacopo de Berardinis brings his expertise in Music Information Retrieval to the Polifonia project

Jacopo de Berardinis  is a postdoctoral research associate at King's College London, currently…

21 May 2021
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Dr. Simon Holland founder and director of the Music Computing Lab at Open University introduces their fascinating work and the ACCESS Pilot

The Music Computing Lab at The Open University is a research lab focused on empowering musicians, illuminating…

28 April 2021

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