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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.

Recent News

Associazione Campanari Liguri with the cooperation of Polifonia, MiC, ICCD, Soprintendenza Archeologia Belle Arti e Paesaggio per la città metropolitana di Genova e la provincia di La Spezia are organising a bell concert at the church of San Pietro Apostolo, Avegno (Italy). This is the first of a series of concerts that will be part of, and inspired by our BELL pilot.

Associazione Campanari Liguri with the cooperation of Polifonia, MiC, ICCD, Soprintendenza Archeologia…

6 September 2022

Mari Wigham and Philo van Kemenade from Sound & Vision investigate how graph representations can help users of the CLARIAH Media Suite in their search within music collections.

Mari Wigham and Philo van Kemenade from Sound & Vision investigate how graph representations can…

8 April 2022

Check out the special itinerary dedicated to historical bells in Italy

On the Italian website of the catalogue of cultural heritage there is an itinerary dedicated to the…

25 March 2022

UK NCACE awarded funding for supporting the ACCESS workshops led by Simon Holland and The Stables

Polifonia’s ACCESS pilot lead by Simon Holland and The Stables in Milton Keynes were selected for…

3 February 2022

Elena Musumeci and Chiara Veninata visited the 1000 years old Marinelli bell foundry

The village of  Agnone is a small Italian town in  Molise also known as “The city of bells”. Here,…

30 December 2021
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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