Werner Goebl, Sebastian Flossmann, Gerhard Widmer,
"Computational Investigations Into Between-hand Synchronization in Piano Playing: Magaloff´s Complete Chopin."
: Proceedings of the 6th Sound and Music Computing Conference (SMC 2009), 2009
Computational Investigations Into Between-hand Synchronization in Piano Playing: Magaloff´s Complete Chopin.
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Proceedings of the 6th Sound and Music Computing Conference (SMC 2009)
The paper reports on first steps towards automated computational
analysis of a unique and unprecedented corpus
of symbolic performance data. In particular, we focus on
between-hand asynchronies – an expressive device that plays
an important role particularly in Romantic music, but has
not been analyzed quantitatively in any substantial way. The
historic data were derived from performances by the renowned
pianist Nikita Magaloff, who played the complete work
of Chopin live on stage, on a computer-controlled grand piano.
The mere size of this corpus (over 320,000 performed
notes or almost 10 hours of continuous performance) challenges
existing analysis approaches. The computational steps
include score extraction, score-performance matching, definition
and measurement of the analyzed features, and a
computational visualization tool. We then present preliminary
data to demonstrate the potential of our approach for
future computational modeling and its application in computational