Computational Music Science

Computational Musicology in Hindustani Music

Authors: Chakraborty, S., Mazzola, G., Tewari, S., Patra, M.

  • First book dedicated to this topic
  • Authors are accomplished musicians and musicologists
  • Offers unique insights on both structure and performance of Hindustani music
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About this book

The book opens with a short introduction to Indian music, in particular classical Hindustani music, followed by a chapter on the role of statistics in computational musicology. The authors then show how to analyze musical structure using Rubato, the music software package for statistical analysis, in particular addressing modeling, melodic similarity and lengths, and entropy analysis; they then show how to analyze musical performance. Finally, they explain how the concept of seminatural composition can help a music composer to obtain the opening line of a raga-based song using Monte Carlo simulation.

 

The book will be of interest to musicians and musicologists, particularly those engaged with Indian music.

About the authors

Dr. Soubhik Chakraborty earned his Ph.D. in statistics and he is currently an Associate Professor in the Dept. of Applied Mathematics at the Birla Institute of Technology. His research interests include algorithm analysis and music analysis. He plays the harmonium. Prof. Dr. Guerino Mazzola earned his Ph.D. in Mathematics from Zurich University. He wrote the groundbreaking book The Topos of Music in 2002 -- its formal language and models are used by leading researchers in Europe and North America and have become a foundation of music software design. Prof. Mazzola has a joint appointment as professor in the School of Music and in the Interdisciplinary Program in Collaborative Arts at the College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota. Swarima Tewari has a B.E. in Electrical Engineering and an M.Tech. in Scientific Computing; she is currently doing her Ph.D. in Computational Musicology in the Dept. of Applied Mathematics at the Birla Institute of Technology. Her research focus is music analysis. Moujhuri Patra has an M.Tech. in Computer Science; she is presently working as an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Computer Applications at the Netaji Subhash Engineering College, Techno India in Garia, Kolkata, and doing her Ph.D. in the Dept. of Applied Mathematics at the Birla Institute of Technology. Her research focus is music analysis.

Reviews

“This book makes a huge contribution in providing an accessible account published by a mainstream and highly reputed publisher of the complex mathematical foundation of a historical and established musical tradition that has not been considered by many Western musicologists.” (Sara Kalvala, Computing Reviews, February, 2016)


Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • An Introduction to Indian Classical Music

    Chakraborty, Soubhik (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

  • The Role of Statistics in Computational Musicology

    Chakraborty, Soubhik (et al.)

    Pages 15-24

  • Introduction to RUBATO: The Music Software for Statistical Analysis

    Chakraborty, Soubhik (et al.)

    Pages 25-51

  • Modeling the Structure of Raga Bhimpalashree: A Statistical Approach

    Chakraborty, Soubhik (et al.)

    Pages 53-60

  • Analysis of Lengths and Similarity of Melodies in Raga Bhimpalashree

    Chakraborty, Soubhik (et al.)

    Pages 61-64

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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-36553-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Computational Musicology in Hindustani Music
Authors
Series Title
Computational Music Science
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-11472-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-11472-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-11471-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-36553-4
Series ISSN
1868-0305
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 107
Number of Illustrations and Tables
56 illustrations in colour
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