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ComputerVaadan: On Making and Understanding (Indian) Music using Computers
Prof. Paritosh Pandya, TIFR Mumbai
Date & Time: August 9, 2006 15:00
Venue: KReSIT - SIC 301 (3rd floor)
Abstract:
Musical sounds and their compositions can be analysed and synthesised using digital signal processing techniques. There is widespread use of digital signal processing in manipulation, storage, communication and dissemination of music. Computers are now increasingly used in editing, processing and even synthesis of music. Publicly available programming environments enable experimentation and construction of sophisticated audio processing, visualisation and synthesis tools on home computers. In this talk, we will provide an introduction to the models and the techniques used in digital processing and synthesis of music. We will also discuss the role of computational and machine learning techniques in analysing the structure and the form of musical compositions. We will discuss the issues in applying the computer music technology to Indian Music and describe some of our experiments in this direction. The talk will include demonstrations of (Indian) music analysis (raag recognition) and synthesised using some of the discussed techniques.
Speaker Profile:
Paritosh Pandya did his M.Tech in Computer Science from IIT Kanpur and Ph.D. in computer science from TIFR. He has worked as a research officer in Oxford University Computing Laboratory under Prof. C.A.R. Hoare and also as a visiting scientist at the United Nation University's International Institute of Software Technology. He is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Technology and Computer Science at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research. He is also an adjunct associate professor in the Computer Science Department at IIT Bombay. His research interests are in logic, formal techniques for design and analysis of programs, concurrency and embedded systems. He enjoys indian classical music and is trying to teach the same to his computer.
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