© 2009

Mathematics and Computation in Music

Second International Conference, MCM 2009, John Clough Memorial Conference New Haven, CT, USA, June 19-22, 2009. Proceedings

  • Elaine Chew
  • Adrian Childs
  • Ching-Hua Chuan
Conference proceedings MCM 2009

Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 38)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Giovanni Albini, Samuele Antonini
    Pages 1-10
  3. Brad Ballinger, Nadia Benbernou, Francisco Gomez, Joseph O’Rourke, Godfried Toussaint
    Pages 11-21
  4. Fernando Benadon
    Pages 22-31
  5. Mathieu Bergeron, Darrell Conklin
    Pages 32-42
  6. Steven Cannon
    Pages 43-56
  7. Carmine Emanuele Cella
    Pages 57-64
  8. David Clampitt, Manuel Domínguez, Thomas Noll
    Pages 65-80
  9. David Clampitt, Thomas Noll
    Pages 81-92
  10. Alfonso del Corral, Teresa León, Vicente Liern
    Pages 93-103
  11. Jack Douthett, Julian Hook
    Pages 104-114
  12. Morwaread M. Farbood, Bernd Schoner
    Pages 115-129
  13. Aline Honingh, Tillman Weyde, Darrell Conklin
    Pages 130-138
  14. Tuukka Ilomäki
    Pages 139-145
  15. Franck Jedrzejewski, Moreno Andreatta, Tom Johnson
    Pages 154-165

About these proceedings


This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Second International Conference on Mathematics and Computation in Music, MCM 2009, held in New Haven, CT, USA, in June 2009.

The 26 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 38 submissions. The MCM conference is the flagship conference of the Society for Mathematics and Computation in Music. The papers deal with topics within applied mathematics, computational models, mathematical modelling and various further aspects of the theory of music.

This year’s conference is dedicated to the honor of John Clough whose research modeled the virtues of collaborative work across the disciplines.


Hidden Markov Mod Notation calculus expressive timing geometry hamiltonian cycles melodic hierarchy metric metric hierarchy music performance polyphony sound analysis structure tonnetz tuning

Editors and affiliations

  • Elaine Chew
    • 1
  • Adrian Childs
    • 2
  • Ching-Hua Chuan
    • 3
  1. 1.Viterbi School of Engineering, Integrated Media Systems Center, Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems EngineeringUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Hugh Hodgson School of MusicUniversity of GeorgiaAthensUSA
  3. 3.Department of Math and Computer ScienceBarry UniversityUSA

Bibliographic information


From the reviews:

“The International Conference on Mathematics and Computation in Music (MCM) is the flagship conference of the Society of Mathematics and Computation in Music. The second of these conferences was held in 2009, at Yale University, in honor of the late John Cough, a well-known mathematical music theorist. … The topics of these papers are perennially interesting. I strongly recommend this book to scientific libraries … . The target readership is postgraduates and researchers in music analysis.” (Soubhik Chakraborty, ACM Computing Reviews, August, 2010)