World leaders of the Music Encoding Initiative—which gives pointers and instruments for encoding music notation in computational type—will be part of skilled practitioners and newcomers to the method for a cross-disciplinary workshop and hackathon on campus Oct. 24-27.
Pleasure H. Calico, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Musicology and professor of German research, and Clifford Anderson, affiliate college librarian for analysis and digital initiatives, are serving because the native hosts for the MEI convention within the Cohen Artwork Constructing.
“Vanderbilt is thrilled to welcome a world group from the MEI to campus, and we invite college students, college and employees from Vanderbilt and different colleges throughout the area to hitch us,” Calico mentioned. “The interpretation of musical notation into machine readable code permits small- and large-scale evaluation of musical paperwork, enabling new types of digital musicology.”
Within the spring Calico will collaborate with Music Librarian Jake Schaub on a Buchanan Fellowship alternative for undergraduates throughout the college who want to study extra about MEI. College students searching for immersion alternatives are inspired to take part within the workshop.
“The MEI is the worldwide normal for the markup and evaluation of musical paperwork,” Anderson mentioned. “Subsequently, studying this markup language and its associated software program and toolchain is crucial for digital humanists working on the intersection of music research and humanities computing.”
The MEI workshop and hackathon is free and open to the general public, however registration is required earlier than October 17.
The Gladys Krieble Delmas Basis has supplied assist for the occasion, which is co-sponsored by the Blair College of Music, the Middle for Digital Humanities, the Digital Cultural Heritage Analysis Cluster and the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries.
For extra details about the workshop, go to the Music Encoding Initiative web site.