Research

 

 

research

 

Main research topics:
  • computer-based assisted orchestration;
  • deep learning for music;
  • symbolic representation of sound;
  • mathematical models of signals;
  • physical modelling;
  • audio indexing/classification.

 

Selected papers

 

Imitative Computer-Aided Musical Orchestration with Biologically Inspired Algorithms
(with Marcelo Caeatno)
Handbook of Artificial Intelligence in Music (book chapter), Springer, to appear (2020).

 

A Study on Neural Models for Target-Based Computer-Assisted Musical Orchestration
(with Luke Dzwonczyk, Alejandro Saldarriaga-Fuertes, Hongfu Liu and Helene-Camille Crayencour)
Joint conference on AI Music Creativty, 2020, Stockholm, Sweden

 

Music Information Retrieval and Contemporary Classical Music: A Successful Failure
Transactions of ISMIR, Volume 3 - issue 1, 2020

 

OrchideaSOL: a dataset of extended instrumental techniques for computer-aided orchestration
(with Daniele Ghisi, Vincent Lostanlen, Fabien Levy, Joushua Fineberg, Yan Maresz)
ICMC 2020, Santiago, Chile

 

QuBits, a System for Interactive Sonic Virtual Reality
(with Jon Kulpa and Ed Campion)
ICMC 2020, Santiago, Chile

 

Kymatio: Scattering Transforms in Python
(with Mathieu Andreux, Tomas Angles, Georgios Exarchakis, Roberto Leonarduzzi, Gaspar Rochette, Louis Thiry, John Zarka Stephane Mallat, Joakim Anden, Eugene Belilovsky, Joan Bruna, Vincent Lostanlen, Matthew J. Hirn, Edouard Oyallon, Sixhin Zhang, Michael Eickenberg)
Journal of Machine Learning Research, 21(60):1−6, 2020.

 

Estimating unobserved audio features for targed-based orchestration
(with Jon Gillick and David Bamman)
ISMIR 2019, Delft, The Netherlands

 

Learning, probability and logic: towards a unified approach for content-based Music Information Retrieval
(with H. C. Crayencour)
Frontiers in Digital Humanities, April 2019

 

Open-source modular toolbox for computer-aided orchestration
(with Philippe Esling)
Timbre conference, 2018, Montreal, Canada

 

Deep Learning for Timbre Modification and Transfer: an Evaluation Study
(with Leonardo Gabrielli, Fabio Vesperini, Diego Droghini, Emanuele Principi and Stefano Squartini)
AES 144th, 2018, Milan, Italy

 

Machine listening intelligence
International Workshop on Deep learning for music, 2017, Anchorage, ALASKA

 

Deep convolutional networks on the pitch spiral for musical instrument recognition
(with V. Lostanlen)
ISMIR 2016, New York, USA

 

Vuza: a functional language for creative applications
official web page here
ICMC 2014, Athens, Greece

 

Advanced sound hybridizations by means of the theory of sound-types
(with J.J. Burred) - audio samples available here
ICMC 2013, Perth, Australia

 

Sound-types: a new framework for symbolic sound analysis and synthesis
ICMC 2011, HUddersfield, United Kingdom

 

Nuovi approcci alla struttura armonica: caleidocicli e mosaici tricordali
In Luigi Verdi, Caleidocicli musicali - 2nd edition, Rugginenti, 2010, Milano (book chapter)

 

Harmonic Components Extraction in Recorded Piano Tones
128th AES conference London, United Kingdom, 2010

 

Towards a Symbolic Approach to Sound Analysis
Second international conference on Mathematics and computation for music, Yale University, New Haven, CT, 2009

 

Using the SDIF Sound Description Interchange Format for Audio Features
(with J.J. Burred, G. Peeters, A. Roebel and D. Schwarz)
International Conference on Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR), Philadelphia, USA, September 2008

 

Recensione di Caleidocicli musicali di Luigi Verdi
Musica theorica Spectrum, Inverno 2006, Ed. Curci Milano (Italy)

 

Il compositore cieco
Rivista umbra di musicologia, n. 50 - 2006/1, pagg. 17 - 27 Perugia (Italy)

 

Il semplice sistema
Rivista umbra di musicologia, n. 49 - 2005/2, pagg. 43 - 51 Perugia (Italy)

 

Sulla struttura logica della musica
Rivista umbra di musicologia, n. 48 - 2005/1, pagg. 3 - 57, Perugia (Italy)
Presented at IRCAM for MaMux in Jan. 2006
An extended version can be found here

 

Sintesi per stati e visualizzazione del processo compositivo
(with F. Paolinelli)
La Terra Fertile, Proceedings, 2000, pagg. 87 - 89 L'Aquila (Italy)

 

Other materials

 

On symbolic representations of music
PhD dissertation, Bologna, 2011 - Presentation slides
A short description of the sound-types transform can be found here.
A more compact presentation given at Queen Mary University of London.

 

Referee activity/scientific commitees

 

EUSIPCO - SAT on Acoustic, Speech and Music Signal Processing
International society for music information retrieval (ISMIR)
EURASIP Journal of Audio Signal Processing (JASP)
IRCAM musical research residency program
Mathematics and computation in music (MCM)
Colloquio di informatica musicale (CIM)