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Interpreting Rhythm as Parsing: Syntactic-Processing Operations Predict the Migration of Visual Flashes as Perceived During Listening to Musical Rhythms

G. Cecchetti; C. A. Tomasini; S. A. Herff; M. A. Rohrmeier 

Cognitive Science. 2023-12-01. Vol. 47, num. 12, p. e13389. DOI : 10.1111/cogs.13389.

Fishing for complements with chord, scale, and rhythm nets

R. A. Arranz; D. Harasim; T. Noll 

Journal Of Mathematics And Music. 2023-02-11. DOI : 10.1080/17459737.2022.2164627.

The ‘Measure Map’: an inter-operable standard for aligning symbolic music

M. Gotham; J. Hentschel; L. Couturier; N. Dykeaylen; M. A. Rohrmeier et al. 

2023-01-01. 10th International Conference on Digital Libraries for Musicology (DLfM), Milan, ITALY, NOV 10, 2023. p. 91-99. DOI : 10.1145/3625135.3625136.

MuseReduce: A Generic Framework for Hierarchical Music Analysis

P. Ericson; Y. Rammos; M. Rohrmeier 

2023. Music Encoding Conference 2022, Halifax, Canada, May 19-22, 2022. DOI : 10.17613/mczq-3s12.

ms3: A parser for MuseScore files, serving as data factory for annotated music corpora

J. Hentschel; M. A. Rohrmeier 

Journal of Open Source Software. 2023. Vol. 8, num. 88, p. 5195. DOI : 10.21105/joss.05195.

The diachronic development of Debussy’s musical style: a corpus study with Discrete Fourier Transform

S. Laneve; L. Schaerf; G. Cecchetti; J. Hentschel; M. Rohrmeier 

Humanities and Social Sciences Communications. 2023. Vol. 10, num. 289. DOI : 10.1057/s41599-023-01796-7.

The Structure of Free Polyphony

C. Finkensiep / M. A. Rohrmeier (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2023. 

Hearing functional harmony in jazz: A perceptual study on music-theoretical accounts of extended tonality

G. Cecchetti; S. A. Herff; C. Finkensiep; D. Harasim; M. A. Rohrmeier 

Musicae Scientiae. 2022-11-05. DOI : 10.1177/10298649221122245.

Information Processing Biases: The Effects of Negative Emotional Symptoms on Sampling Pleasant and Unpleasant Information

S. A. Herff; I. Dorsheimer; B. Dahmen; J. B. Prince 

Journal Of Experimental Psychology-Applied. 2022-10-06. DOI : 10.1037/xap0000450.

Musical Garden Paths: Evidence for Syntactic Revision Beyond the Linguistic Domain

G. Cecchetti; S. A. Herff; M. A. Rohrmeier 

Cognitive Science. 2022-06-23. Vol. 46, num. 7. DOI : 10.1111/cogs.13165.

A Myriad of Exceptions? Challenging the Sonata-Form Typology for the Classical Repertoire

M. Neuwirth 

Music Analysis. 2022-02-28. Vol. 40, num. 3, p. 312-352. DOI : 10.1111/musa.12186.

midiVERTO: A Web Application to Visualize Tonality in Real Time

D. Harasim; G. Affatato; F. C. Moss 

2022-01-01. 8th Biennial International Conference on Mathematics and Computation in Music (MCM), Atlanta, GA, Jun 21-24, 2022. p. 363-368. DOI : 10.1007/978-3-031-07015-0_31.

Phantom Curves: Scientific Discovery through Interactive Music Visualization

F. C. Moss; G. Affatato; D. Harasim 

2022. 9th International Conference on Digital Libraries for Musicology, Prague, Czech, July 28-29, 2022. DOI : 10.1145/3543882.3543886.

Discovering Tonal Profiles with Latent Dirichlet Allocation

F. C. Moss; M. Rohrmeier 

Music & Science. 2021-12-14. Vol. 4, p. 1-15. DOI : 10.1177/20592043211048827.

FAIR, Open, Linked: Introducing the Special Issue on Open Science in Musicology

F. C. Moss; M. Neuwirth 

Empirical Musicology Review. 2021-12-10. Vol. 16, num. 1(2021), p. 1-4. DOI : 10.18061/emr.v16i1.8246.

The influence of anodal transcranial direct current stimulation over the right auditory cortex on interference effects in memory for melodies

N. K. Schaal; S. Kloos; B. Pollok; S. A. Herff 

Brain And Cognition. 2021-11-01. Vol. 154, p. 105798. DOI : 10.1016/j.bc.2021.105798.

The effect of low-frequency equalisation on preference and sensorimotor synchronisation in music

S. Beveridge; E. Cano; S. A. Herff 

Quarterly Journal Of Experimental Psychology. 2021-08-13.  p. 17470218211037145. DOI : 10.1177/17470218211037145.

Music influences vividness and content of imagined journeys in a directed visual imagery task

S. A. Herff; G. Cecchetti; L. Taruffi; K. Deguernel 

Scientific Reports. 2021-08-06. Vol. 11, num. 1, p. 15990. DOI : 10.1038/s41598-021-95260-8.

Music Cognition: The Complexity of Musical Structure

D. Harasim; C. Finkensiep; L. Bigo; M. Giraud; F. Levé et al. 

43rd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci 2021), Vienna, Austria, July 26-29, 2021.

Hierarchical syntactic structure predicts listeners’ sequence completion in music

S. A. Herff; D. Harasim; G. Cecchetti; C. Finkensiep; M. A. Rohrmeier 

2021-07-26. Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Vienna, Austria, July 26-29th, 2021. p. 903-909.

Expertise-Related Differences in Wrist Muscle Co-contraction in Drummers (vol 11, 1360, 2020)

S. Beveridge; S. A. Herff; B. Buck; G. B. Madden; H-C. Jabusch 

Frontiers In Psychology. 2021-07-23. Vol. 12, p. 706228. DOI : 10.3389/fpsyg.2021.706228.

Discretisation and continuity: The emergence of symbols in communication

R. Lieck; M. A. Rohrmeier 

Cognition. 2021-07-21. Vol. 215, p. 104787. DOI : 10.1016/j.cognition.2021.104787.

Chord Embeddings of Harmonic Progressions Reveal Historical Trends

E. Anzuoni; S. Ayhan; F. Dutto; A. P. McLeod; F. C. Moss et al. 

2021-06-28. 18th Sound and Music Computing Conference (SMC2021), Virtual event, 29 June-1July, 2021.

Generating Musical Continuations with Repetition

S. Velez de Villa; A. P. McLeod; M. A. Rohrmeier 

2021-06-28. 18th Sound and Music Computing Conference (SMC2021), Virtual event, 29 June-1July, 2021.

Uniform parsing for hyperedge replacement grammars

H. Bjorklund; F. Drewes; P. Ericson; F. Starke 

Journal Of Computer And System Sciences. 2021-06-01. Vol. 118, p. 1-27. DOI : 10.1016/j.jcss.2020.10.002.

The Annotated Mozart Sonatas: Score, Harmony, and Cadence

J. Hentschel; M. Neuwirth; M. Rohrmeier 

Transactions of the International Society for Music Information Retrieval. 2021-05-19. Vol. 4, num. 1, p. 67-80. DOI : 10.5334/tismir.63.

Exploring the foundations of tonality: statistical cognitive modeling of modes in the history of Western classical music

D. Harasim; F. C. Moss; M. Ramirez; M. Rohrmeier 

Humanities & Social Sciences Communications. 2021-01-04. Vol. 8, num. 1, p. 5. DOI : 10.1057/s41599-020-00678-6.

A Modular System for the Harmonic Analysis of Musical Scores using a Large Vocabulary

A. P. McLeod; M. A. Rohrmeier 

2021. International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference. p. 435-442. DOI : 10.5281/zenodo.5655391.

Discretisation and Continuity: Simulating the Emergence of Symbols in Communication Games

R. Lieck; L. Wall; M. A. Rohrmeier 

2021. Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Vienna, Austria, 2021.

Modeling and Inferring Proto-Voice Structure in Free Polyphony

C. Finkensiep; M. A. Rohrmeier 

2021. 22nd International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference (ISMIR 2021), Online, November 7-12, 2021. p. 189-196. DOI : 10.5281/zenodo.5624431.

Robustness to interference in memory performance and syntactic representations of melodies

G. Cecchetti 

16th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition & 11th Triennial Conference of ESCOM, Sheffield, UK, July 28-31, 2021.

Hearing harmonic functionality in the idiom of extended tonality: Perceptual manifestation of octatonic substitutions

G. Cecchetti 

16th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition & 11th Triennial Conference of ESCOM, Sheffield, UK, July 28-31, 2021.

Musical syntactic revision in the perception of melodies

G. Cecchetti; S. A. Herff; M. A. Rohrmeier 

16th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition & 11th Triennial Conference of ESCOM, Sheffield, UK, July 28-3, 2021.

The experience of musical structure as computation : what can we learn?

G. Cecchetti; S. A. Herff; C. Finkensiep; M. A. Rohrmeier 

Rivista di Analisi e Teoria Musicale. 2021. Vol. XXVI, num. 2. DOI : 10.53152/1032.

Musical syntactic structure improves memory for melody: evidence from the processing of ambiguous melodies

G. Cecchetti; S. A. Herff; M. A. Rohrmeier 

2021. 43rd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Vienna, Austria, July 26-29, 2021. p. 2066-2071.

A Formal Model of Extended Tonal Harmony

M. Rohrmeier; F. C. Moss 

2021. 22nd International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference, Online, November 7-12, 2021. p. 569-578. DOI : 10.5281/zenodo.5624635.

A semi-automated workflow paradigm for the distributed creation and curation of expert annotations

J. Hentschel; F. C. Moss; M. Neuwirth; M. Rohrmeier 

2021. 22nd International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference (ISMIR 2021), Online, November 7-12, 2021. DOI : 10.5281/zenodo.5624417.

Digitizing a 19th-Century Music Theory Debate for Computational Analysis

F. C. Moss; M. Köster; M. Femminis; C. Métrailler; F. Bavaud 

2021. Computational Humanities Research Conference (CHR 2021), Amsterdam, The Netherlands, November 17-19, 2021. p. 159-170.

Age-Dependent Statistical Learning Trajectories Reveal Differences in Information Weighting

S. A. Herff; S. Zhen; R. Yu; K. R. Agres 

Psychology And Aging. 2020-12-01. Vol. 35, num. 8, p. 1090-1104. DOI : 10.1037/pag0000567.

The Tonal Diffusion Model

R. Lieck; F. C. Moss; M. Rohrmeier 

Transactions of the International Society for Music Information Retrieval. 2020-10-16. Vol. 3, num. 1, p. 153-164. DOI : 10.5334/tismir.46.

The MIDI Degradation Toolkit: Symbolic Music Augmentation and Correction

A. McLeod; J. Owers; K. Yoshii 

2020-10-12. International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference. p. 846-852.

ASAP: a Dataset of Aligned Scores and Performances for Piano Transcription

F. Foscarin; A. McLeod; P. Rigaux; F. Jacquemard; M. Sakai 

2020-10-12. International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference. p. 534-541.

The perceptual relevance of balance, evenness, and entropy in musical rhythms

A. J. Milne; S. A. Herff 

Cognition. 2020-10-01. Vol. 203, p. 104233. DOI : 10.1016/j.cognition.2020.104233.

Harmony and form in Brazilian Choro: A corpus-driven approach to musical style analysis

F. C. Moss; W. F. Souza; M. Rohrmeier 

Journal of New Music Research. 2020-08-04. Vol. [Latest Articles], p. 1-22. DOI : 10.1080/09298215.2020.1797109.

Expertise-Related Differences in Wrist Muscle Co-contraction in Drummers

S. Beveridge; S. A. Herff; B. Buck; G. B. Madden; H-C. Jabusch 

Frontiers In Psychology. 2020-07-24. Vol. 11, p. 1360. DOI : 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.01360.

Prefrontal High Gamma in ECoG Tags Periodicity of Musical Rhythms in Perception and Imagination

S. A. Herff; C. Herff; A. J. Milne; G. D. Johnson; J. J. Shih et al. 

Eneuro. 2020-07-01. Vol. 7, num. 4, p. 0413-19.2020. DOI : 10.1523/ENEURO.0413-19.2020.

The Impact of Voice Leading and Harmony on Musical Expectancy

L. Wall; R. Lieck; M. Neuwirth; M. Rohrmeier 

Scientific Reports. 2020-04-03. Vol. 10, num. 1, p. 5933. DOI : 10.1038/s41598-020-61645-4.

Concordia: A musical XR instrument for playing the solar system

K. Snook; T. Barri; M. Bolles; P. Ericson; C. Fravel et al. 

Journal Of New Music Research. 2020-01-24. Vol. 49, num. 1, p. 88-103. DOI : 10.1080/09298215.2020.1714666.

Axiomatic scale theory

D. Harasim; S. E. Schmidt; M. Rohrmeier 

Journal Of Mathematics And Music. 2020-01-08. Vol. 14, num. 3, p. 223-244. DOI : 10.1080/17459737.2019.1696899.

AutoScale: Automatic and Dynamic Scale Selection for Live Jazz Improvisation

T. Jaccard; R. Lieck; M. A. Rohrmeier 

2020. International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression, Birmingham, United Kingdom, p. 422–427.

Modelling Hierarchical Key Structure With Pitch Scapes

R. Lieck; M. A. Rohrmeier 

2020. 21st International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference (, Montréal, Québec, Canada [Virtual Conference], 11-16 October, 2020. p. 811-818.

Voice-leading Schema Recognition using Rhythm and Pitch Features

C. Finkensiep; K. Déguernel; M. Neuwirth; M. Rohrmeier 

2020. 21st International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference (ISMIR 2020), Montreal, Canada, October 11-16, 2020. p. 520-526. DOI : 10.5281/zenodo.4245482.

The Jazz Harmony Treebank

D. Harasim; C. Finkensiep; P. Ericson; T. J. O’Donnell; M. Rohrmeier 

2020. 21st International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference (ISMIR 2020), Montreal, Canada, October 11-16, 2020. p. 207-215. DOI : 10.5281/zenodo.4245406.

The Learnability of the Grammar of Jazz: Bayesian Inference of Hierarchical Structures in Harmony

D. Harasim / M. A. Rohrmeier; T. J. O’Donnell (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2020. 

Modelling the Syntax of North Indian Melodies with a Generalized Graph Grammar

C. Finkensiep; R. Widdess; M. A. Rohrmeier 

2019-11-04. 19th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference, Delft, The Netherlands, November 4-8, 2019. p. 462-269. DOI : 10.5281/zenodo.3527844.

Pessimistic outcome expectancy does not explain ambiguity aversion in decision-making under uncertainty

C. Ahrends; F. Bravo; M. L. Kringelbach; P. Vuust; M. A. Rohrmeier 

Scientific Reports. 2019-08-21. Vol. 9, p. 12177. DOI : 10.1038/s41598-019-48707-y.

The pleasantness of sensory dissonance is mediated by musical style and expertise (vol 9, 1070, 2019)

T. Popescu; M. P. Neuser; M. Neuwirth; F. Bravo; W. Mende et al. 

Scientific Reports. 2019-06-18. Vol. 9, p. 9045. DOI : 10.1038/s41598-019-44427-5.

Statistical characteristics of tonal harmony: A corpus study of Beethoven’s string quartets

F. C. Moss; M. Neuwirth; D. Harasim; M. A. Rohrmeier 

PLoS One. 2019-06-06. Vol. 14, num. 6, p. e0217242. DOI : 10.1371/journal.pone.0217242.

Inferring Tonality from Note Distributions: Why Models Matter

F. C. Moss 

SEMPRE Graduate Conference, Cambridge, UK, 2019-03-25.

Analyzing Tonality with Note Distributions

F. C. Moss 

Digital Humanities Exchange 2019, Basel, Switzerland, February 22-23, 2019.

The pleasantness of sensory dissonance is mediated by musical style and expertise

T. Popescu; M. P. Neuser; M. Neuwirth; F. Bravo; W. Mende et al. 

Scientific Reports. 2019-01-31. Vol. 9, p. 1070. DOI : 10.1038/s41598-018-35873-8.

A Model Comparison for Chord Prediction on the Annotated Beethoven Corpus

K. Landsnes; L. Mehrabyan; V. Wiklund; R. Lieck; F. C. Moss et al. 

2019. 16th Sound & Music Computing Conference (SMC 2019), Málaga, Spain, 28-31 May 2019. p. 250-254.

Distant Neighbors and Interscalar Contiguities

D. Harasim; T. Noll; M. Rohrmeier 

2019-01-01. 7th Biennial International Conference for Mathematics and Computation in Music (MCM), Madrid, SPAIN, Jun 18-21, 2019. p. 172-184. DOI : 10.1007/978-3-030-21392-3_14.

Harmonic Syntax in Time: Rhythm Improves Grammatical Models of Harmony

D. Harasim; T. J. O’Donnell; M. A. Rohrmeier 

2019. 20th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference, Delft, The Netherlands, Novembre 4-8, 2019. p. 335-342. DOI : 10.5281/zenodo.3527812.

Transitions of Tonality: A Model-Based Corpus Study

F. C. Moss / M. A. Rohrmeier; M. F. J. Neuwirth (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. 

The Annotated Beethoven Corpus (ABC): A Dataset of Harmonic Analyses of All Beethoven String Quartets

M. F. J. Neuwirth; D. Harasim; F. C. Moss; M. A. Rohrmeier 

2018-07-03

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Generalized Skipgrams for Pattern Discovery in Polyphonic Streams

C. Finkensiep; M. Neuwirth; M. Rohrmeier 

2018. 19th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference – ISMIR 2018, Paris, France, September 23-27, 2018. p. 547-553. DOI : 10.5281/ZENODO.1492473.