Easy does it: The electro-acoustic music analysis toolbox

Tae Hong Park, Zhiye Li, Wen Wu

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Abstract

In this paper we present the EASY (Electro-Acoustic muSic analYsis) Toolbox software system for assisting electro-acoustic music analysis. The primary aims of the system are to present perceptually relevant features and audio descriptors via visual designs to gain more insight into electro-acoustic music works and provide easy-touse "click-and-go" software interface paradigms for practical use of the system by non-experts and experts alike. The development of the EASY system exploits MIR techniques with particular emphasis on the electroacoustic music repertoire - musical pieces that concentrate on timbral dimensions rather than traditional elements such as pitch, melody, harmony, and rhythm. The project was mainly inspired by the lack of software tools available for aiding electro-acoustic music analysis. The system's frameworks, feature analysis algorithms, along with the initial analyses of pieces are presented here.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 10th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference, ISMIR 2009
Pages693-698
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
Event10th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference, ISMIR 2009 - Kobe, Japan
Duration: Oct 26 2009Oct 30 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 10th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference, ISMIR 2009

Other

Other10th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference, ISMIR 2009
CountryJapan
CityKobe
Period10/26/0910/30/09

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Music
  • Information Systems

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Park, T. H., Li, Z., & Wu, W. (2009). Easy does it: The electro-acoustic music analysis toolbox. In Proceedings of the 10th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference, ISMIR 2009 (pp. 693-698). (Proceedings of the 10th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference, ISMIR 2009).