Music Understanding and the Future of Music Performance (3/06/11)
Music understanding is the automatic recognition of pattern and structure in music. Music understanding problems include (1) matching and searching symbolic and audio music sequences, (2) parsing music to discover musical objects such as sections, notes, and beats, and (3) the interpretation and generation of expressive music performance. In spite of some impressive results, music understanding is only beginning to find a range of applications. I will describe how current research might impact music performance in the future through intelligent audio editors, computer support for popular music performance, and intelligent music displays.