“The composer Johann Sebastian Bach left behind an incomplete fugue upon his death, either as an unfinished work or perhaps as a puzzle for future composers to solve.
A classical music dataset released Wednesday by University of Washington researchers — which enables machine learning algorithms to learn the features of classical music from scratch — raises the likelihood that a computer could expertly finish the job.”
Read more at UW Today.
Young musicians from the makeshift Oaxaca neighbourhood of Vicente Guerrero have defied the odds to offer hope to their blighted community. Read the article at the Guardian.
There is a stark reality increasingly facing American orchestras: They are now charities, relying more, on average, on philanthropy than on the ticket sales that used to buttress them. Read the story at the New York Times.
The UW Music Library is exploring a new article database and we want to hear from you! RIPM Online Archives of Periodicals is an international, highly annotated database with detailed content analysis of writings on musical history and culture between 1800 and 1950–from Beethoven to Bartok, from Berlioz to Berg, and from Schubert to Shostakovich–all provided by internationally-recognized scholars and editors. RIPM currently indexes the contents of 140 music periodicals including articles, reviews, illustrations, music examples, advertisements, press reviews, and more. In addition, RIPM offers more than 5,000 English-language translations of articles from journals in other languages. Try it by November 15th and tell us what you think at email@example.com!
Musical training can have a dramatic impact on your brain’s structure, enhancing your memory, spatial reasoning and language skills. Read the article at the Guardian.
23 April 1827: Following the death of Beethoven, the Observer publishes a personal account of the eccentric and prodigiously talented composer. Read the story at the Guardian.
How does your research relate to EQUITY? Tell the UW community at Scholars’ Studio!
Submit a proposal by Friday, October 28th, for a 5-minute lightning talk and join us at the 2016-2017 Scholars’ Studio series. Scholars’ Studio is a fun, informal event featuring 10 presentations (5 minutes each) from an interdisciplinary group of graduate students and postdocs.
Hosted by the UW Libraries Research Commons and the UW Graduate School CORE Programs, Scholars’ Studio gives students the opportunity to share their research across disciplines, make connections and build presentation skills.
Scholars’ Studio: EQUITY
Thursday, November 17th
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Presentation Place, The Research Commons, Allen Library South
Need ideas? Think: Social justice. Race. Employment. Environmental justice. Oppression & resistance. Gender. Education. Accessibility. Class. Health care. Equal opportunity. Immigration. Law. Housing. Bias. Citizenship. Disparities. Technology. Environment. Connect your research!
Learn more and submit a short 150-word proposal here: http://commons.lib.washington.edu/scholarsstudio
To request disability accommodation as a presenter or attendee, contact the Disability Services Office at 206.543.6450 (voice), 206.543.6452 (TTY), 206.685.7264 (FAX), or firstname.lastname@example.org, preferably at least 10 days in advance of the event.
Please join the UW Libraries at these two upcoming events!
Hacking the Academy: Simpson Center Digital Humanities Summer Fellows Showcase
October 24, 4-5pm, Research Commons, Room Green A
Each year the Walter Chapin Simpson Center for the Humanities offers four faculty and four graduate students funding to create a digital humanities project. Learn more about this program and see examples of the work created by a sampling of this year’s Summer Fellows. This is also a great program for those who want to learn more about the work of digital humanists!
Hacking the Academy: Open in Action
October 26, 4-5pm, Research Commons, Room Green A
Come celebrate Open Access Week by hearing how UW faculty and staff are working to keep their work open. Four short talks will offer examples of openness through public scholarship, open science, and through the creation of open textbooks. There will be plenty of time following the short talks for your own questions and discussion around our theme “open in action”.
These programs are part of a new program series we’re piloting in the Libraries this year called Hacking the Academy. The series is designed to explore interdisciplinary trends in how scholarship is produced, evaluated, archived, and reused through showcases, discussions, and lectures. Watch for more Hacking the Academy events later this year. Learn more about these events on our Digital Scholarship website.
The classical establishment may soon have to figure out where to put contemporary composers, if only for its own survival. Read more at the Independent.
Voice teachers and singers understand that physical posture directly affects the quality of the singing voice. Posture is usually addressed in the first voice lesson, and in this age of more casual stances, singers typically need numerous reminders about this issue. Continue reading the article here.