CNMAT welcomes Visiting Researcher, Olivier Lartillot for Spring 2020.

Olivier is a researcher in computational music analysis at RITMO Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Rhythm, Time and Motion, at the University of Oslo, Norway.

He is starting a new research project called “MIRAGE - A Comprehensive AI-Based System for Advanced Music Analysis” and funded for four years by The Research Council of Norway. The objective of MIRAGE is to generate rich and detailed descriptions of music and to conceive new technological applications for music composition, musicology, music cognition and the general public.

He completed in 2004 a PhD in the Music Representations team at IRCAM, Paris, in the topic of automated motivic analysis of scores. He then worked as a postdoc at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, where he conceived a Matlab toolbox for sound and music analysis called MIRtoolbox, which has become a reference tool in the research community. He also worked at the  Swiss Center for Affective Sciences in Geneva, and at Aalborg University in Denmark. The objective of this research visit at CNMAT is to foster a fertile dialog between computational music analysis on one side and music composition on the other. A series of workshops open to the public will explain how to extract a broad range of analytical knowledge from music compositions (audio recordings, electroacoustic productions or scores) and will present the ongoing research directions. A close discussion with students and composers will be engaged, aiming at formalizing potential applicative areas for such technologies for music composition, musicology and for the general public. The adaptation of state-of-the-art technologies to the idiosyncrasy of compositional styles will also be addressed. 

This research visit is funded by the Norwegian Research Council under the RITPART project