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The conference schedule

 Latest update: June 16th, 2019

 

Contents

1  Welcome to Madrid

2  Organization

3  Conference Schedule

3.1 Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

3.2 Wednesday, June 19th, 2019
 
3.3 Thursday, June 20th, 2019
 
3.4 Friday,June 21st, 2019
 
4  Musical and Social Programme

4.1  Math'n Pop Concert

4.2  MA-Music of Change

4.3  Integral of Diabelli’s Piano and Guitar Sonatas and Manuel M. Ponce’s Sonata for Piano and Guitar

5  Useful Information

5.1 Venues

 
The conference schedule can be download from this LINK.


1 Welcome to Madrid

The Seventh International Conference on Mathematics and Computation in Music will be held June 18-21, 2019 at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) and Real Conservatorio de Música de Madrid (RCSMM), Madrid, Spain.

MCM is the flagship conference of the Society for Mathematics and Computation in Music (SMCM), whose official publication is the Journal of Mathematics and Music (JMM).

MCM 2019 continues the tradition of biennial international conferences of the Society for Mathematics and Computation in Music held on alternating sides of the Atlantic. In this occasion it is hosted by the Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería de Sistemas Informáticos (ETSISI).

The conference brings together researchers from around the world who combine mathematics or computation with music theory, music analysis, composition and performance. MCM provides a dedicated platform for the communication and exchange of ideas amongst researchers in mathematics, computer science, music theory, composition and performance, musicology and related disciplines.

The disciplines of Mathematics and Music share an intertwined history stretching back more than two and a half millennia. Nowadays computer science points towards new approaches to these disciplines, often with transformative e↑ect.

In addition to the scientific program, there will be concerts open to both conference participants and the general public.


Organization

General Organizing Committee

  • Francisco (Paco) Gómez, Technical University of Madrid, Spain.
  • Mariana Montiel, Georgia State University, Georgia, USA.
  • Emilio Lluis-Puebla, Faculty of Sciences, UNAM, Mexico.
  • Guerino Mazzola, University of Minnesota, USA.
  • Thomas Noll, Escola Superior de Musica de Cataluña.
  • José Luis Besada, Université de Strasbourg and IRCAM.

Scientific Programme Committee

  • Mariana Montiel, Georgia State University, Georgia, USA.
  • Francisco (Paco) Gómez, Technical University of Madrid, Spain.
  • Octavio Alberto Agustín Aquino, Instituto de Física y Matemáticas, Universidad Tecnológica de la Mixteca.

Scientific Committee

  • Octavio A. Agustín-Aquino
  • Jean Paul Allouche
  • Emmanuel Amiot
  • Moreno Andreatta
  • Juan Sebastián Arias
  • Aitor Arronte Álvarez
  • Cristian Bañuelos
  • Gilles Baroin
  • Chantal Buteau
  • Olivia Caramello
  • Norman Carey
  • Rodrigo Castro López Vaal
  • David Clampitt
  • Darrell Conklin
  • Maxime Crochemore
  • Andrée Ehresmann
  • Michael Franklin
  • Harald Fripertinger
  • Emilia Gómez
  • Francisco (Paco) Gómez
  • Yupeng Gu
  • Gareth Hearne
  • Julian Hook
  • Franck Jedrzejewski
  • Maximos Kaliakatsos
  • Jeremy Kastine
  • Olivier Lartillot
  • Vicente Liern
  • Emilio Lluis-Puebla
  • Pedro Louzeiro
  • Maria Mannone
  • Dimitrios Margounakis
  • Guerino Mazzola
  • Brent Milam
  • Andrew Milne
  • Mariana Montiel
  • Javier Mora
  • Thomas Noll
  • Robert Peck
  • Richard Plotkin
  • Alexandre Popoff
  • David Rappaport
  • David Temperley
  • Petri Toiviainen
  • Isao Tokuda
  • Jason Yust
  • Marek ˊabka
  • Fernando Zalamea

Local Organizing Committee

  • Francisco (Paco) Gómez
  • Pablo Romero
  • Manuel Tizón


3 Conference Schedule

3.1  Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

8:30: Buses taking the conference participants to the UPM Campus Sur. Meeting point: Hotel Mediodía. Coordinates: C854+9P Madrid..

9:00-12:00 Registration at the registration desk at Sala de Grados (ETSISI)

9:00-9:30: Opening Session: Sala de Grados, ETSISI.

Opening Addresses and Welcome:

  • Prof. Dr. Francisco Gómez, Head of the General and Local Organizing Committees (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid)
  • Prof. Dr. Agustín Yagüe, Dean of ETSISI
  • Prof. Dr. Mariana Montiel Head of the Scienti↓c Committee (Georgia State University)
  • Prof. Dr. Guerino Mazzola President of the Society for Mathematics and Computation in Music (University of Minnesota)
  • Dr. Guillermo Cisneros Pérez, President of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

9:30-13:00. Session 1: Algebraic and other Abstract Mathematical Approaches to Understanding Musical Objects.
Sessions to be held at Sala de Grados, ETSISI.

Chairperson: Paco Gómez

1) 
9:30-10:00 Alexandre Popoff, Moreno Andreatta, and Andreé Ehresmann. Groupoids and Wreath Products of Musical Transformations: a Categorical Approach from poly-Klumpenhouwer Networks.
2) 
10:00-10:30 Dmitri Tymoczko and Jason Yust.  Fourier Phase and Pitch-Class Sum.
3) 
10:30-11:00 Maria Mannone and Federico Favali.  Categories, Musical Instruments, and Drawings: A Uni↓cation Dream.

11:00-11:30: Coffee break

Chairperson: Octavio A. Agustín-Aquino

4) 
11:30-12:00 Giovanni Albini and Marco Paolo Bernardi.  Tropical Generalized Interval Systems.
5) 
12:00-12:30 Maria Mannone and Luca Turchet. Shall we (math and) dance?

12:30 pm-1:30 pm Poster session

  • Aitor Arronte Álvarez and Francisco Gómez.  Distributed Vector Representations of Folksong Motifs
  • Gilles Baroin. Visualizing Temperaments: Squaring the Circle?
  • Darrel Conklin. Music Corpus Analysis Using Unwords.
  • Isaac del Pozo and Francisco Gómez. Formalization of Voice-Leadings and the Nabla Algorithm.
  • Miguel Díaz-Báñez and Nadine Kroher.  Maths, Computation and Flamenco: overview and challenges.
  • Billie Sandak, Avi Mazor, Amichay Asis, Avi Gilboa, and David Harel. Computational Music Therapy.

1:30 pm-2:50 pm: Lunch at the campus cafeteria

3:00 pm: Bus to Madrid downtown (Atocha)

Sessions to be held at RCSMM. Classroom 107.

5:00 pm-6:00 pm: Plenary talk.

Speaker: Guerino Mazzola. Title:  COMMUTE - Towards a Computational Musical Theory of Everything. 

6:30 pm-7:30 pm: MCM Concert. Moreno Andreatta (music) and Gilles Baroin (visuals) . Math’n Pop Concert or How to turn a Poem into a Song (with a little help of mathematics).

 

3.2  Wednesday, June 19th, 2019 

8:30: Buses taking the conference participants to the UPM Campus Sur. Meeting point: Hotel Mediodía. Coordinates: C854+9P Madrid..

 

9:00-11:00 am: Session 2: Special Session: Remanaging Riemann: Mathematical Music Theory as Experimental Philology (I)
Sessions to be held at Sala de Grados, ETSISI.

Chairperson: Norman Carey

1) 
9:00-9:30. Jason Yust. Decontextualizing Contextual Inversion
2) 
9:30-10:00. Markus Schmidmeier. From Schritte and Wechsel to Coxeter Groups.
3) 
10:00-10:30. Thomas Noll and David Clampitt.  Exploring the Syntonic Side of Major-Minor Tonality.
4) 
10:30-11:00. Thomas Noll and Karst de Jong.  Embedded Structural Modes:Unifying Scale Degrees and Harmonic Functions.

11:00-11:30: Coffee break

11:30-12:30: Session 3: Special Session: Remanaging Riemann: Mathematical Music Theory as Experimental Philology (II)

Chairperson: Norman Carey 

1) 
11:30-12:00. Franck Jedrzejewski. Non-Contextual JQZ Transformations.
2) 
12:00-12:30. Franck Jedrzejewski. The Hierarchy of Rameau Groups.
3) 
12:30-1:00 pm. Daniel Harasim, Thomas Noll, and Martin Rohrmeier. Distant Neighbors and Interscalar Contiguities.
4) 
1:00 pm-1:30 pm. Matt Klassen. Constraint-Based Systems of Triads and Seventh Chords, and Parsimonious Voice-Leading.

1:30 pm-2:50 pm: Lunch at the campus cafeteria

3:00 pm: Bus to Madrid downtown (Atocha)

Sessions to be held at RCSMM. Classroom 107.

5:00 pm-6:00 pm: Plenary talk.

Speaker: Octavio A. Agustín-Aquino (joint work with Guerino Mazzola). Title: Counterpoint Worlds

6:00 pm-6:30 pm: Visualizing the temperaments, a short film by Gilles Baroin.

7:00 pm-8:00 pm: MCM Concert. Naoki Kita (violin), Guerino Mazzola (piano) and Heinz Geisser (drums). MA - Music of Change.

 

3.3  Thursday, June 20th, 2019

8:30: Buses taking the conference participants to the UPM Campus Sur. Meeting point: Hotel Mediodía. Coordinates: C854+9P Madrid..

 

9:00-11:00: Session 4: Special Session on the Pedagogy of Mathematical Music Theory (I)

Chairperson: James Hughes

1) 
9:00-9:30. Thomas Noll.  Insiders' Choice: Studying Pitch Class Sets \\ through their Discrete Fourier Transformations.
2) 
9:30-10:00. Maria Mannone. Have Fun With Math and Music.
3) 
10:00-10:30. Andrew J. Milne and Andrea M. Calilhanna. Teaching Music with Mathematics: A Pilot Study.
4) 
10:30-11:00. Miguel R. Wilhelmi and Mariana Montiel. Integrated Music and Math Projects in Secondary Education.

11:00-11:30: Coffee break

11:30-12:30: Special Session on the Pedagogy of Mathematical Music Theory (II)

Chairperson: James Hughes

5) 
11:30-12:00.  Brent Milam and Mariana Montiel. A Collaborational Concert: Mathematics Club-Composition Seminar and their Interdisciplinary endeavor.
6) 
12:00-12:30 pm . Emmanuel Amiot. Concérconferences: of music and mathes for the audience's delight

Session 5: Octave division

Chairperson: Jeremy Kastine

1) 
12:30 pm -1:00 pm. Gareth M. Hearne, Andrew J. Milne, Roger T. Dean. Distributional Analysis of n-dimensional Feature Space for 7-note Scales in 22-TET.
2) 
1:00 pm -1:30 pm. Louis Bigo y Moreno Andreatta. Filtration of pitch-class sets complexes.

1:30 pm-2:50 pm: Lunch at the campus cafeteria

3:00 pm: Bus to Madrid downtown (Atocha)

Sessions to be held at RCSMM. Classroom 107.

5:00 pm-6:00 pm: Plenary talk.

Speaker: Emmanuel Amiot. Title:  The unreasonable efficiency of Algebra in Maths and Music (Musica Exercitia algebricae est?). 

6:00 pm-6:45 pm: Editorial meeting of the JMM

7:00 pm-8:00 pm: MCM Concert. Emilio Lluis-Puebla (piano) and Octavio Agustín-Aquino (guitar). Integral of Diabelli’s Piano and Guitar Sonatas and Manuel M. Ponce’s Sonata for Piano and Guitar.

 

3.4  Friday, June 21st, 2019

8:30: Buses taking the conference participants to the UPM Campus Sur. Meeting point: Hotel Mediodía. Coordinates: C854+9P Madrid..

 

9:00-11:00: Session 6: Computer based approaches to composition and score structuring.
Sessions to be held at Sala de Grados, ETSISI.

Chairperson: Luis Nuño

1) 
9:00-9:30. Giovanni Santini.  Synesthesizer: physical modelling and machine learning for a color-based synthesizer in Virtual Reality.
2) 
9:30-10:00. Vicente Liern Carrión and Brian Martínez.  Mercury R: A software based on fuzzy clustering for computer-assisted composition.
3) 
10:00-10:30. Francesco Foscarin, Florent Jacquemar, Philippe Rigaux, and Masahido Sakai.  A Parse-based Framework for Coupled Rhythm Quantization and Score Structuring.
4) 
10:30-11:00. Paul Lanthier, Coerntin Guischaoua and Moreno Andreatta. Reinterpreting and extending Anatol Vieru's Periodic Sequences through the Cellular Automata formalisms: some theoretical, computational and compositional aspect.

11-11:30 Coffee break

11:30-1:30 pm: Session 7: Models for music cognition and beat tracking

Chairperson: José Luis Besada

1) 
11:30-12:00. Noah Fram. Surprisal, liking, and musical a↑ect.
2) 
12:00-12:30. Christopher White. Autocorrelation of Pitch-Event Vectors in Meter Finding.
3) 
12:30-1:00 pm. Luis Nuño. The Envelopes of Consonant Intervals and Chords in Just Intonation and Equal Temperament.

1:00 pm -1:30 pm  Session 8: Tilings, canons and maximal evenness

Chairperson: Mariana Montiel

1) 
1:00 pm-1:30 pm.Jeremy Kastine. Maximally Even Tilings.

2:30 pm: Bus to Madrid downtown (Atocha)

Sessions to be held at RCSMM. Classroom 107.

5:00 pm-6:00 pm: Plenary talk.

Speaker: Paco Gómez. Title: Outreach in Mathematical Music Theory. 

6:00 pm - 6:20 pm: Closing ceremony.

8:15 pm: Buses taking the conference participants to the gala dinner. Meeting point: Hotel Mediodía, on 8th Plaza del Emperador Carlos V. Coordinates: C854+9P Madrid.

8:45 pm: Conference gala dinner at Aynaelda (Spanish cuisine)

11:00 pm:  Buses taking the conference participants from the restaurant back to the meeting point (Hotel Mediodía).

 

4 Musical and Social Program

4.1  Math’n Pop Concert

Moreno Andreatta, piano and voice
Gilles Baroin, visual representations

Composing chansons based on texts by poets has become a popular genre within the ↓eld of songwriting. Building on this tradition, Moreno Andreatta adds a mathematical dimension to this genre: using permutational tools and graph-theoretical methods, he creates an original universe where poetry and music meet in a new dialogue. Combining piano and voice, Moreno Andreatta introduces the audience to his original musical creations. The concert will be accompanied by visual representations of the underlying mathematical constructions, conceived and realized by ’mathemusician’ Gilles Baroin.

4.2  MA - Music of Change

Naoki Kita, violin
Guerino Mazzola, grand piano
Heinz Geisser, drums and percussions

The free jazz collaboration duo of drummer Heinz Geisser and pianist Guerino Mazzola has lasted twenty years now. In April 2017 they had a series of six highly acclaimed concerts in Tokyo and Yokohama, resulting in three CD productions including Ma, with the collaboration of Japanese violinist Naoki Kita.

Geisser and Mazzola strongly adhere to the idea that music should transform with virtuosity gestures and thoughts in the imaginary time of our consciousness into real sound structures that shape the body of time instead of following any external baton. Naoki Kita's performances include a blend of original music and improvisation and the transformation of the duo in trio has created new avenues.

4.3  Integral of Diabelli’s Piano and Guitar Sonatas and Manuel M. Ponce’s Sonata for Piano and Guitar

Emilio Lluis-Puebla, piano
Octavio Alberto Agustin Aquino, guitar

Mathematicians Emilio Lluis-Puebla and Octavio Alberto Agustin Aquino also have parallel careers as accomplished musicians. Together they have played and recorded the integral of Diabelli’s piano and guitar sonatas, which they will present together with Mexican composer Manuel M. Ponce’s sonata for piano and guitar

 

5.1  Venues

1. 
Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería de Sistemas Informáticos (ETSISI), Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM). Calle de Alan Turing, s/n, 28031, Madrid.

 

2. 
Real Conservatorio de Música de Madrid (RCSMM). Calle de Santa Isabel, 53, 28012, Madrid.