School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science

Free Rhythm Transcription

Supervisor: Prof Elaine Chew

Research group(s): Centre for Digital Music

Free rhythm is described as “the rhythm of music without pulse-based periodic organisation” (Clayton 1996). This is a trait of many music traditions, both secular and religious, including folk and art music. It is pervasive even in familiar genres such as jazz and classical musics. The transcription of such rhythms is particularly challenging due to a lack of systematic representation for such rhythms. The goal of this research project is to build on existing research to devise new ways to represent such rhythms. A candidate for this project should have computing and music backgrounds, and be skilled in evaluating music notation.