Preserving indigenous music with mathematics

Mathematical algorithms may soon help to analyse, organise, understand and sift through large collections of indigenous Philippine music.

Credit: University of the Philippines Center for Ethnomusicology

Researchers from the University of the Philippines Diliman (UPD) are sifting through digital audio tracks of ethnic Philippine music, using and further developing their algorithms to isolate voice, percussion and instruments from each other.

They hope their pioneering research will lay the groundwork for the preservation of Philippine indigenous music, which has been losing listeners and contributors for years.

The project is a collaboration between researchers from the Center of Ethnomusicology and the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Institute at UPD.

For further information contact:

Dr Franz A. de Leon
College of Engineering
University of the Philippines Diliman
E-mail: [email protected]

Published: 03 Mar 2016

Contact details:

University of the Philippines-Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Development LGF Phivolcs Bldg., C.P. Garcia Ave., University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City

(632) 927-2567; (632) 927-2309
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Websites: Original article from Asia Research News 2016