Interactive multimedia music technologies

Interactive multimedia music technologies

Interactive multimedia music technologies.

Ed. by Kia Ng and Paolo Nesi.

Information Science Reference


394 pages




Ng (computing and music, U. of Leeds, UK) and Nesi (systems and informatics, U. of Florence, Italy) bring together 14 chapters that describe interactive multimedia technologies used in enhancing and providing musical content more effectively. The volume focuses on the activities and findings of the MUSICNETWORK, co-supported by the European Commission, which helped bring music content providers, cultural institutions, industry, and research institutions together to work on these technologies and the resulting analyses, knowledge, and applications. Working groups of the project addressed notation, libraries, multimedia standards, distribution, protection, imaging, accessibility, audio, education, and culture. Contributors, who work in systems and informatics, computers, music, and multimedia in Europe and Malaysia, describe such topics as designing a markup language for music, multimedia opera, driving sound synthesis with a live audio signal, and web-based music intelligent tutoring systems. A chapter on the MPEG SMR (Symbolic Music Representation) standard is included. The book is aimed at academics, researchers, practitioners, and students in technology, media, and music fields, in addition to musicians, educators, and music and audiovisual technologists.

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