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Polifonia: a digital harmoniser for musical heritage knowledge

Objective

Polifonia implements a digital ecosystem for European Musical Heritage: music objects along with relevant related knowledge about their cultural and historical context, expressed in different languages and styles, and across centuries. The ecosystem will include methods, tools, guidelines, experiences, and creative designs, openly shared according to F.A.I.R. principles. The aim is to provoke a paradigm shift in musical heritage preservation, management, studying, interaction, and exploitation. Ten pilots, spanning from historical bells and organ heritage, classification of polyphonic notated music, to the historical role of music in children's lives, will drive the development of the ecosystem through continuous validation of its technologies. The Web, its standard formats and protocols are used as its reference architecture. Knowledge graphs are the enabling technology for integrating, representing, and interlinking music-related data with heterogeneous and distributed provenance. Dedicated research in Semantic Web, Data Science, Machine Learning, Language Technologies, and Human-Machine Interaction will enable discovery and automatic analysis of massive data, as well as their reuse for research, consumption and promotion. The project is conceived by an interdisciplinary team of passionate researchers and curators: computer scientists, anthropologists and ethnomusicologists, historians of music, linguists, musical heritage archivists, cataloguers and administrators, and creative professionals. They bring real-world use cases to define the ten pilots. The planned dissemination and exploitation actions allow the creation of a stakeholder network since the early stage of the project. Specific initiatives address societal and economic challenges: increased accessibility to musical heritage for people with disabilities; reproducible and sustainable creative designs for promoting musical heritage; increased engagement of young female students in STEM curricula.

Call for proposal

H2020-SC6-TRANSFORMATIONS-2020
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 600 786,25

Participants (9)

THE OPEN UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 484 936,25
Address
Walton Hall
MK7 6AA Milton Keynes
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KING'S COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 387 950
Address
Strand
WC2R 2LS London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND GALWAY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 420 250
Address
University Road
H91 Galway
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MINISTERO DELLA CULTURA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 150 555
Address
Via Del Collegio Romano 27
00186 Roma
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 210 425
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Other
CONSERVATOIRE NATIONAL DES ARTS ET METIERS
France
EU contribution
€ 149 082,56
Address
Rue Saint Martin 292
75141 Paris Cedex 03
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STICHTING NEDERLANDS INSTITUUT VOORBEELD EN GELUID
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 238 375
Address
Media Parkboulevard 1
1200 BB Hilversum
Activity type
Other
KONINKLIJKE NEDERLANDSE AKADEMIE VAN WETENSCHAPPEN - KNAW
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 287 375
Address
Kloveniersburgwal 29 Het Trippenhuis
1011 JV Amsterdam
Activity type
Other
DIGITAL PATHS SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 95 700
Address
Via Corsica 12
40125 Bologna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)