ASyMMuS Workshop

ASyMMuS Workshop on Audio-Symbolic Music Similarity Modelling

8 July 2015, 10:00 – 15:30
Foyle Suite, Centre for Conservation
British Library


The AHRC funded project on An Integrated Audio-Symbolic Model of Music Similarity (ASyMMuS) aims to integrate aspects of audio and symbolic representations, such as scores or MIDI data, in a joint model. By building on the Digital Music Lab infrastructure, the project’s aim is to promote a data driven approach to music similarity. This workshop will bring together researchers with different approaches to promote discussions on what constitutes and what contributes to music similarity.


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

Registration is now closed.


ASyMMuS Workshop – Programme and List of Abstracts (PDF)

10.00 Registration + Coffee
10.30 Tillman Weyde (City University London) – Welcome / The ASyMMuS project [slides]
10.40 Mahendra Mahey (British Library) – Introduction to British Library Labs [slides]
10.45 Alan Marsden (Lancaster University) – The Significance of Music Similarity [slides]
11.10 Daniel Müllensieffen (Goldsmiths, University of London) – Psychological Models of Musical Similarity [slides]
11.35 Geoffroy Peeters (IRCAM) – Music Structure: What is similar? [slides]
12.00 Lunch
13.00 George Fazekas (Queen Mary University of London) – The Semantics of Music Similarity [slides]
13.25 Samer Abdallah (University College London) – Information-Theoretic Approaches to Music Similarity [slides]
13.50 Daniel Wolff (City University London) – Integrated Audio-Symbolic Modelling of Music Similarity [slides]
14.15 Coffee break
14.45 Panel Discussion (Research Directions and Applications for Music Similarity)
15.25 Tillman Weyde (City University London) – Closing remarks
15.30 End of Workshop


The Event will take place at the Foyle Suite, Centre for Conservation, British Library, NW1 2AJ. Venue information and travel directions:


Dr Emmanouil Benetos, RAEng Research Fellow
Centre for Digital Music
Queen Mary University of London
Tel: 020 7882 7986