MOSART (Music Orchestration Systems in Algorithmic Research and Technology)

Reference: HPRN-CT-2000-00115
Duration: from 01/09/2000 to 31/08/2003

MOSART is a 3-year project (2000-2003) funded by the European Commission within the Research Training Networks programme. The aim is to 'promote training-through-research, especially of young researchers, both pre- and post-doctoral level, within the frame of high quality trans-national collaborative research projects, including those in emerging fields of research'.

MOSART promotes research in the field of Sound and Music Computing, focussing on machine analysis and understanding of musical aspects of sound, such as timbre space and control and virtualisation of instruments. Issues regarding the areas of Interactive Musical Performance and of Human Computer Interactive Conducting Tools are studied, with special attention being given to the use of computers in music analysis, digital music representation and computer assisted musical composition and performance.

The institutions involved in the coordination of the MOSART project are DIKU-University of Copenhagen, DAIMI-DIEM-University of Aarhus, DTU-Danish Technical University, Denmark; NTNU-Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway; KTH-Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden; University of Sheffield, United Kingdom; NICI-University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands; Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Vienna, Austria; DEI-University of Padua, DIST-University of Genoa, CNUCE/IEI-CNR, Pisa, Italy; LMA-Centre Nationale de la Recherche Scientifique, Marseille, France; IUA-Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain.