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[7 Sep 2013 | No Comment | 245 views]
Songle and Songrium with YouTube content

AIST have gone a step further with Songle.jp, including YouTube content. Previously only less mainstream music from SoundCloud and independent MP3 sources and the Vocaloid community could be found on the site. Songle is a miraculous shop window for Music…

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[5 Aug 2013 | No Comment | 361 views]

I gave a little interview recently to a student of Science Communication at Imperial College. Andy Roast is a pleasant chap and he made my interview, along with similar interviews with Armand Leroi and Mark Levy into an interesting

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[11 Jul 2013 | No Comment | 215 views]

Thousands of views — I’m surprised! After a long while of not having thought much of Chordino I checked back to see how the videos I made did on YouTube. Well, I can tell you that they didn’t go…

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[10 Sep 2012 | No Comment | 1,035 views]
Songle with SoundCloud content

Our Songle.jp web service for interactive music analysis and annotation can now analyse and playback PIAPRO and SoundCloud content. This great new development from my old research group around Masataka Goto at AIST in Japan means that the number…

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[26 Jul 2012 | No Comment | 457 views]

Strictly non-professional: I’ve seen the amazing Olympic Torch Relay (see my Flickr set!). I actually went twice because, as it happens, it came past Shepherds Bush Common before and after the excursion to White City. Ah, what a great…

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[25 Jul 2012 | No Comment | 700 views]
Last.fm are making progress on audio descriptors

I’m very happy to see that my old colleagues at Last.fm are pushing ahead with their research on audio descriptors — and indeed the psychology of human music labelling. Under the tongue-in-cheek title ‘Advanced Robotics’, a new blog post

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[13 Mrz 2012 | 2 Comments | 1,434 views]

A big thanks to Dan Stowell for making the brilliant Yanno web application, which uses my Chordino Vamp plugin to extract the chords of any YouTube video you like. For example, say you find a video of…

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[5 Mrz 2012 | No Comment | 548 views]

While lazily browsing wired.com last night I was delighted to happen upon research of my former colleague Kurihara at AIST: the SpeechJammer. While the immediate application is somewhat contrived (and a case of “only in Japan”, maybe),…

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[1 Mrz 2012 | No Comment | 494 views]
Harmony in Holland

I have had a great time in Utrecht talking (see my slides) and listening to stuff about harmony — quite inspiring at times.

Yesterday it was a pleasure to see Bas de Haas (check out his mafioso photo) get his PhD in a public defense ceremony that was quite different to my own (which was two people asking me about my thesis for about two hours in a small meeting room at Queen Mary): audience, jury and the candidate convened in a grand hall clad with paintings of (I assume) the old greats of Utrecht scholarship. The opponents, clad in robes and wearing hats…

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[1 Dez 2011 | Comments Off | 606 views]
Google’s Tom Walters visits Last.fm

The Last.fm headquarters in London felt a bit like a university lab for a few hours as Tom Walters visited this Tuesday. We persuaded him to tell us a bit about his research, and he explained and demo’d his