Finding Music in Music Data: A Summary of the DaCaRyH Project

  • Oded Ben-Tal
  • Bob L. SturmEmail author
  • Elio Quinton
  • Josephine Simonnot
  • Aurelie Helmlinger
Part of the Current Research in Systematic Musicology book series (CRSM, volume 5)


The international research project, “Data science for the study of calypso-rhythm through history” (DaCaRyH), involved a collaboration between ethnomusicologists, computer scientists, and a composer. The primary aim of DaCaRyH was to explore how ethnomusicology could inform data science, and vice versa. Its secondary aim focused on creative applications of the results. This article summarises the results of the project, and more broadly discusses the benefits and challenges in such interdisciplinary research. It concludes with suggestions for reducing the barriers to similar work.



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Authors and Affiliations

  • Oded Ben-Tal
    • 1
  • Bob L. Sturm
    • 2
    Email author
  • Elio Quinton
    • 3
  • Josephine Simonnot
    • 4
  • Aurelie Helmlinger
    • 4
  1. 1.Kingston UniversityLondonUK
  2. 2.Royal Institute of Technology KTHStockholmSweden
  3. 3.Universal Music GroupSanta MonicaUSA
  4. 4.CREM-LESC, UMR7186, CNRSNanterreFrance

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