Digital Music Lab 1st Workshop on Analysing Big Music Data

19 March 2014, 10:00 – 15:30
Room C343, Tait Building, Northampton Square Site
City University London


The Digital Music Lab project held the first workshop on analysing big music data.  The workshop was aimed to explore some dataset-specific aspects of the project as well as more general opportunities and challenges which are involved with big music data research. It included presentations by the project’s official advisors, Prof. Frans Wiering (Utrecht University), Dr. Renee Timmers (University of Sheffield), and Prof. Tim Crawford (Goldsmiths, University of London), and several other invited speakers. The workshop also included an interactive part in which participants were given the opportunity to formulate and refine research questions relating to specific datasets which were be presented and characterised.

Call for Participation

The workshop was open to researchers at all levels in the fields of musicology (particularly, but not exclusively, those with some interest in computational and systematic musicology), music information retrieval, performance studies, data science (with interest in music), and other related fields.


10.00 Registration + Coffee
10.30 Introduction (Tillman Weyde, Stephen Cottrell, Mark Plumbley)  [video]
10.45 Tim Crawford (Goldsmiths University of London)   [video]
11.00 Frans Wiering (Utrecht University)   [video]
11.15 Renee Timmers (University of Sheffield)   [video]
11.30 Stephen Rose (Royal Holloway, University of London)   [video]
11.45 Alan Marsden (Lancaster University)   [video]
12.00 Guillaume Pellerin (Telemeta)    [video]
12:15 Dataset and plugin presentation
12.30 Lunch (in situ) + group signup
13.30 Structured workshop
14.45 Coffee break
15.00 Panel and Conclusion


Dr Dan Tidhar, Research Fellow
Department of Music
City University London
Tel: 020 7040 4154


The Event took place at Room C343, Tait Building, City University London, Northampton Square, London EC1V 0HB. Venue information and travel directions: