Sub-axis 6

The Orchestration Analysis and Research Database (Orchard).

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Large-scale data from the Analysis Axis will be entered into Orchard, including machine-readable scores and texts, annotations of scores and texts, modes of playing, recorded or rendered audio clips, acoustic analyses, and perceptual data. ACTOR will develop a touch-tablet-based score annotation tool (OrchView) so that annotations indicating which instruments are playing a specific orchestration effect within an overall orchestral texture can be entered directly into Orchard and used interactively in orchestral simulation player OrchPlay. To facilitate the analysis of unnotated music, we will adapt and extend spectrogram-based music representations and develop symbolic analyses temporally linked to the original sound file. We will also develop score-following software to automatically scroll through the score as the music is played online.