Seminars

This section broadcasts all the episodes from the Polifonia Seminars Series: an immersive collections of events to learn more about the intersection between music and technology with the aid of experts and partners.

Presentation of a paper (Bainbridge & Bertolo et al., 2020, Nature Human Behaviour) that finds that infants are sensitive to the cross-culturally consistent features of lullabies, in that they relax to them even when the songs are drawn from unfamiliar cultures and sung in unfamiliar languages by unfamiliar voices.

Date: 3 May 2022
Speaker: Mila Bertolo

The WASABI dataset: Cultural, lyrics and audio analysis metadata about 2 million popular commercially released songs; Music language models: A need for symbolic representations?

Date: 8 March 2022
Speaker: Michel Buffa and Albert Meroño Peñuela

The first appointment focuses on music perception and cognition, with Nicola Di Stefano (CNR, Italy), and on music similarity models, with Peter van Kranenburg (KNAW, Netherlands).

Date: 8 February 2022
Speaker: Nicola Di Stefano and Peter van Kranenburg

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