Tonalities

Influences between music tradition over centuries

The modal-tonal organisation of Western music is decisive for its inner coherence, its dramatic plot and, ultimately, for its artistic meaning. This pilot develops tools for the modal-tonal identification, exploration and classification of monophonic and polyphonic notated music from the Renaissance to the 20th century. The resulting database will be also query-able through body gestures.

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