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Digital Scores – investigating the technological transformation of the music score

Objective

Digital scores utilising computational technology and digital media are emerging worldwide as the next evolutionary stage in the concept of the music score (Vear 2019). Yet there has been no scientific study of digital scores; nor their effect upon creativity and musicianship. This is remarkable for two reasons: First, because digital scores are generating new music experiences, innovative compositional approaches, novel performance opportunities, and broader accessibility for a vast number of musicians and music cultures around the world. Second, because many topics immediately adjacent or informing digital scores have been theorised thereby liberating these subjects and innovating creative practices, e.g. digital media art, digital performance, electro-acoustic music. This project will launch the first scientific investigation into the transformation of the music score through computational technologies. The core aims of the project are to: (1) determine scientific knowledge of how digital scores stimulate new creative opportunities and experiences within a range of music practices, (2) develop a theoretical framework for digital scores as an important transdisciplinary area of research, (3) build a scientific study of inclusive digital musicianship through the transformative potential of the digital score. This project will investigate these questions through an innovative combination of artistic and scientific research methods, undertaken by a transdisciplinary and international team of scientists and artists, led by a world expert of digital scores: Prof. Dr. Craig Vear. This is real “frontier research”, the benefits of which extend beyond music studies into computer science, new media research, digital humanities, performance studies and creative practice.

Call for proposal

ERC-2020-COG
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Funding Scheme

ERC-COG - Consolidator Grant

Host institution

DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY
Address
The Gateway
LE1 9BH Leicester
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 524 790

Beneficiaries (5)

DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 1 524 790
Address
The Gateway
LE1 9BH Leicester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Australia
EU contribution
€ 118 798,75
Address
Wellington Road
3800 Victoria
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRAL CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC
China
EU contribution
€ 118 798,75
Address
43 Baojia Street Xicheng District
100031 Beijing
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY
Canada
EU contribution
€ 118 798,75
Address
Boulevard De Maisonneuve West 1455
H3G 1M8 Montreal
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
United States
EU contribution
€ 118 798,75
Address
Franklin Street 1111, 12 Floor
94607 Oakland Ca
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments