fredag 7 juni 2019

Beethoven's musical language decoded using data science

Beethoven | Wikimedia Commons
The Week
Researchers have characterised the musical language of German composer and pianist Ludwig van Beethoven for the first time, applying statistical techniques to unlock recurring patterns. Researchers from the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland found that very few chords govern most of the music, a phenomenon that is also known in linguistics, where very few words dominate language.