Grijn Santen, drs. E.van der
020 4628 515
- Tunes & Tales (2011-2016). The aim of the project Tunes & Tales is twofold:
1. To design a representation of melodies and tales as (layered)
sequences of motifs (building blocks). The core question of this
subproject is: what are melodic and narrative motifs and how to
represent melodies and tales as layered sequences of motifs in an
appropriate and well-defined data structure that is implementable and
suitable for further computational processing? A second question is
whether it is possible to recognize tunes and tales from oral culture
automatically based on the motifs they consist of.
2. To design a model that explains and predicts the variation that
occurs to melodies and tales in the process of oral transmission.
The project team will consist of two Ph.D. students, a post-doctoral
researcher and a scientific programmer.