The Orchestration Analysis and Research Database (Orchard).
Sub-axis 1—Music analysis
Sub-axis 2—Text analysis
Sub-axis 3—Audio analysis
Sub-axis 4—Perception analysis
Sub-axis 5—Performance analysis
Sub-axis 6—The Orchestration Analysis and Research Database (Orchard)
Sub-axis 7—Generative Tool Development
Sub-axis 8—The ACTOR Online Orchestration Resource
Sub-axis 9—Pedagogical innovation
Sub-axis 10—Innovation in music studies
Sub-axis 11—Compositional innovation
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.