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[5 Feb 2013 | Comments Off | 3,389 views]
Descent of Pop: help us out listening to music

I’ve been involved in measuring the evolution of the charts for quite a while (at Last.fm, see the Anatomy of the Charts), and we’re opening a new chapter now. That new chapter needs your help! We want to dump…

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[8 Mai 2012 | Comments Off | 1,298 views]
DarwinTunes at the Imperial Festival this weekend

There’s a big science festival this week at Imperial College:
the Imperial Festival.

There’ll be “hands-on demonstrations, music, comedy, dancing and art”, and: “Food and drinks are available throughout, just drop in at any time.”

I’ve been involved…

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[26 Mrz 2012 | One Comment | 2,258 views]

A few months ago I disabled comments on my site — it was just so annoying to get all that spam. Now I’ve started them again, with a simple captcha, but my guess is that I’m going to get fed…

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[24 Mrz 2011 | Comments Off | 2,799 views]
Noise in London

Having spent some time at Queen Mary University in Mile End, London, I’ve been drawn to think about noise pollution again: there’s just so much around. Bus engine noise, ambulance/police car sirens and Underground train noise seem to be significantly…

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[11 Feb 2011 | One Comment | 6,943 views]
Peep into my toolbox 3: Sonic Visualiser

In the current Science Special Online Collection: Dealing with Data Peter Fox and James Hendler write of visualisation as an “exploration tool allowing scientists to form better hypotheses in the continually more data-intensive scientific process”. In my daily work…

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[31 Jan 2011 | Comments Off | 1,038 views]

I’ve recently arrived in London and I’m looking forward to showing you the lyrics-to-audio alignment work I did with Hiromasa Fujihara and Masataka Goto at AIST in Japan. My talk will give a short introduction to the underlying technology and…

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[7 Jan 2011 | Comments Off | 1,102 views]
Peep into my toolbox 2: Matlab

Matlab, I have to say it, is fabulous. This may be controversial, but I’d like it not to be. Matlab is a programming language for trying stuff out, prototyping, and research. I’m aware of some alternatives, and I do use…

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[5 Jan 2011 | 3 Comments | 1,608 views]
Peep into my toolbox 1:  screen

I’m a researcher in music information retrieval, and I will tell you about the software tools I use, hoping that you will be able to read about some you might not have heard of. None of the tools I use…