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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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Polifonia’s TONALITIES develops tools for the modal-tonal identification. Pilot leader Christophe Guillotel-Nothmann explains the ambition of the pilot that evolves around musical pattern extractions on our YouTube channel.

On Polifonia's YouTube channel, we publish a series of videos about the pilots and work packages. This…

15 March 2023

Peter van Kranenburg (Meertens Institute, KNAW), pilot leader of ORGANS and TUNES, is part of the upcoming AVA_Net webinar on connecting music collections.

Peter van Kranenburg (Meertens Institute, KNAW), pilot leader of ORGANS and TUNES, is part of the upcoming…

6 March 2023

The rich culture of Italian bells and bell towers is captured by Polifonia’s BELLS. Pilot leader Elena Musumeci explains this ambition in our latest YouTube video:
#bells #belltowers #heritage #tangibleheritage #italianculture

The bell tower is certainly one of the architectural elements that best characterize the Italian landscape.…

15 February 2023

Recently, the ORGANS pilot released a press statement about its ambitions in order to reach all pipe organ enthusiasts about the upcoming Knowledge Graph on organ history. Also, the stakeholder network video is now on our YouTube channel, in which pilitor leader Peter van Kranenburg explains the work being done in this pilot.

Recently, the ORGANS pilot released a press statement about its ambitions in order to reach all pipe…

17 January 2023

Associazione Campanari Liguri with the cooperation of Polifonia, MiC, ICCD, Soprintendenza Archeologia Belle Arti e Paesaggio per la cittĆ  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

Polifoniaā€™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 ofĀ  Agnone is a small Italian town inĀ  Molise also known as ā€œThe city of bellsā€. Here,…

30 December 2021
David Leeuw with his Family, 1671. Rijksmuseum |PD

Helen Barlow explains the relevance childrenā€™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

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