polifonia project full details
Timeline:01 Jan 2021 - 01 Apr 2024
A digital harmoniser of European musical heritage
Polifonia, a new 3M€ project funded by the EU Horizon 2020 Programme will run for the next 40 months to recreate the connections between music, people, places and events from the sixteenth century to the modern-day. These findings will be available to everyone as an interconnected global database on the web and will enhance our understanding of European musical heritage.
With the help of artificial intelligence, Polifonia will analyse sounds, texts and musical scores to recreate the history of European musical heritage through people, events, languages, and places.
Polifonia will help scholars in studying how music changed and reacted to the social and political environment over the past six centuries, providing a vast resource to uncover these phenomena, systematically: a knowledge graph – a network of interconnected data from all the main musical heritage sources with one single point of access. The Polifonia consortium is an interdisciplinary team of passionate researchers and music lovers: computer scientists, anthropologists and ethnomusicologists, historians of music, linguists, musical heritage archivists, cataloguers and administrators, and creative professionals.
- Alma Mater Studiorium University of Bologna (IT
- The Open University (UK)
- King’s College London (UK)
- National University of Ireland Galway (IE)
- Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali e per il Turismo (IT)
- Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (FR)
- Conservatiore National des Arts et Metiers (FR)
- Stichting Nederlands Instituut Voorbeeld en Geluid (NL)
- Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen (NL)
- Digital Paths srl (IT)
14 Jan 2021