Notated Music in the Digital Sphere: Possibilities and Limitations

Welcome to this one-day seminar to be held at the National Library of Norway, Oslo, on the 25th October 2018.

In the last couple of decades, digital humanities has evolved, giving different research fields new angles and new tools. Integrating technology and using digital resources in the humanities makes it possible to conduct research in new ways and give us new understanding of the humanities as a field.

For notated music, however, the development seems somewhat slower regarding digital research. Compared to text or sound, being more a kind of «vessel» for the composer’s intentions, notated music seems to fall between categories in the digital humanities.

This one-day seminar aims to investigate the digital possibilities and limitations for notated music in the sphere of digital humanities, and look further into areas and digital opportunities relevant for libraries, archives and music collections. The speakers are researchers each specialized within different fields of notated music in a digital setting.



Andrew Hankinson (Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford)

Julia Craig-McFeely (Faculty of Music, University of Oxford)

Axel Teich Geertinger (Danish Centre for Music Editing, Royal Danish Library)

Olivier Lartillot (Departement of Musicology, University of Oslo)

Jøran Rudi (Norwegian Center for Technology in Music and the Arts – NOTAM)

Jennifer Ward (Répertoire International des Sources Musicales)

Bjarke Moe (Society for Danish Language and Literature)


Moderator: Darla Crispin (Norwegian Academy of Music)




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