• Rehearsal encodings with a social life

    Author(s):
    David M. Weigl
    Contributor(s):
    Werner Goebl
    Editor(s):
    Elsa De Luca (see profile) , Julia Flanders
    Date:
    2020
    Group(s):
    Music Encoding Initiative
    Subject(s):
    Music, Digital humanities
    Item Type:
    Conference proceeding
    Conf. Title:
    Music Encoding Conference 2020
    Conf. Org.:
    Tisch Library, Tufts University
    Conf. Loc.:
    Online
    Conf. Date:
    26-29 May 2020
    Tag(s):
    mei, Music encoding
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/5ae5-8387
    Abstract:
    MEI-encoded scores are versatile music information resources representing musical meaning within a finely addressable XML structure. The Verovio MEI engraver reflects the hierarchy and identifiers of these encodings into its generated SVG output, supporting presentation of digital scores as richly interactive Web applications. Typical MEI workflows initially involve scholarly or editorial activities to generate an encoding, followed by its subsequent publication and use. Further iterations may derive new encodings from precedents; but the suitability of MEI to interactive applications also offers more dynamic alternatives, in which the encoding provides a framework connecting data that is generated and consumed simultaneously in real-time. Exemplars include compositions which self-modify according to external contextual parameters, such as the current weather at time of performance, or which are assembled by user-imposed external semantics, such as a performer’s explicit choices and implicit performative success at playing musical triggers within a composition. When captured, these external semantic signals (interlinked with the MEI structure) themselves encode the evolution of a dynamic score during a particular performance. They have value beyond the immediate performance context; when archived, they allow audiences to revisit and compare different performances.
    Notes:
    The MEC 2020 conference was originally to be hosted at Tisch Library and Lilly Music Library of Tufts University on the Medford, MA campus. It is co-sponsored with the Department of Music at Tufts, Digital Scholarship Group at Northeastern University Library, and MIT Digital Humanities.
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