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Research Axis 2: Music information research

This theme focuses on computer applications for music information research, including digital music libraries, optical music recognition, computer-aided analysis of large amounts of music, and techniques for analyzing and identifying audio files. Research involves the development of software for music theory, musicology, crowd-sourcing and community involvement, leading to new approaches in the aesthetic and cultural analysis of music.


Audrey Laplante (Université de Montréal)*
Julie Cumming (McGill University)*

Regular participating members:

Guillaume Boutard (Université de Montréal)*
Julie Cumming (McGill University)*
Martha de Francisco (McGill University)
Ichiro Fujinaga (McGill University)*
Catherine Guastavino (McGill University)
Robert Hasegawa (McGill University)
Audrey Laplante (Université de Montréal)*
Cory McKay (Marianopolis College)*
Pierre Michaud (Université de Montréal)
Rosemary Mountain (Concordia University)
Peter Schubert (McGill University)*
Caroline Traube (Université de Montréal)
Jon Wild (McGill University)*

Participating Collaborators:

Pierre-Yves Asselin
Karlheinz Brandenburg (Technische Universität Ilmenau)*
Rachelle Chiasson-Taylor (Library and Archives Canada)*
Ana Dall'Ara Majek
Douglas Eck (Google)*
Francisco Gomez Martin (Polytechnic University of Madrid)*
Eliot Handelman*
Joel Miller
Nils Peters (Qualcomm Technologies)
Fred Rees (IUPUI)
Rene Rusch (University of Michigan)*

* denotes primary axis member is affiliated with

Student Coordinators:

Yaolong Ju
Martha Thomae

Past leaders and student coordinators