Faculty of Music

Research News

Music and Big Data

Come and find out what big data will mean for you as performers, composers, musicologists, educators and in all branches of music scholarship. Music recommender systems such as Pandora are shaping what we listen to, Shazzam can predict number 1 charting tracks. Google invests millions in tracking what we watch and listen to, to predict trends and inform advertisers.  Big data is changing the ways in which we research about music. We have access to more data than ever before and can do more and more with it. Norma Coates is facilitating a round table discussion with Ruth Wright on the arts and big data, Jay Hodgson is presenting a big data sonification installation at this event, Kate Helsen is presenting a poster on her research with OCR software and early manuscripts.  Join us on March 14 and 15th to find out more.


Check out our Monthly Research News page starting with February 2014!!


Visit to Western University
Luigi Scarpa de Masellis
Advisor – Economic and Commercial Affairs, European Union

Horizon 2020 is a European funding opportunity that is accessible to Canadians working in science, technology, and innovation. This session will explain the structure of research funding in Europe and provide information on upcoming funding opportunities and the mechanisms by which Canadians can participate.

We invite you to learn more about Horizon 2020. Luigi Scarpa de Masellis, Advisor, Economic and Commercial Affairs – European Delegation to Canada, will visit Western on Thursday, February 27th, 2014.  There will be a general presentation in the morning held at the Council Chambers, University Students Council, (315 University Community Centre) from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  Click here for an interactive campus map.

Separate individual meetings can be arranged in the afternoon.  If you would like to request an individual meeting in the afternoon please specify in your confirmation of attendance.

Please confirm your attendance to amartin3@uwo.ca


Exciting research happening in the Don Wright Faculty of Music:

jay hodgsonDon Wright Faculty of Music Professor Jay Hodgson has  proudly launched an online journal entitled Popular Music: in Practice www.popularmusicinpractice.com The journal “is devoted to considerations of songwriting, musical performance, and record production, as well as the products of those practices — More