Donnerstag, 17. Januar 2019, 16:30 - 18:30 iCal

Data Science Lecture Series "What is Data Science"

"The (Data) Science of Time: From Music to the Heart"

BIG Lecture Hall
Universitätsring 1, 1010 Wien


The explosion of data in the music industry and technological developments in musical instruments that can record performance nuances have made possible modern investigations into intangible properties of music such as expressivity.

How do musicians shape performances? How are masterful interpretations crafted? What are the decisions that define a performance? What is the process of musicking: performing and listening? These have all become quantifiable and subject to scientific probing.

The consequent ability to capture and model the rhythmic variations of performance transfers to other music-like systems like the human heart. This enables descriptions of individual experiences of cardiac arrhythmias, personalised diagnoses, and disease or risk stratification.

Elaine Chew will present and discuss mathematical models of time, timing and temporal structure in music and heart data, with demonstrations at a piano.

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Anne Marie Faisst
Data Science @ Uni Vienna
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