Structuring Music through Markup Language: Designs and Architectures

Structuring Music through Markup Language: Designs and Architectures

Jacques Steyn (Monash University, Australia)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: November, 2012|Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 273
ISBN13: 9781466624979|ISBN10: 1466624973|EISBN13: 9781466624986|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-2497-9


Although there have been two main perspectives on the nature of music through systematic and cultural musicology, music informatics has emerged as an interdisciplinary research area which provides a different idea on the nature of music through computer technologies.

Structuring Music through Markup Language: Designs and Architectures offers a different approach to music by focusing on the information organization and the development of XML-based language. This book aims to offer a new set of tools on for practical implementations and a new investigation into the theory of music.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Cultural Music Systems
  • Encoding of Musical Interaction
  • Information Architecture of Music
  • MusicXML
  • Ontologies and Metadata
  • Physics of Music
  • Universal Music Mark-up Language

Reviews and Testimonials

Contributors from computer science, audio processing, and music explain how information and communication technology is used in the domain of music, especially how XML document markup languages are used to label the semantics of the structures of the information architecture of music. They cover the information architecture of music, the physics of music, expressing musical features using ACE XML 2.0, towards an encoding of musical interaction, XML-representation of symbolic music and other complex time structures, representing music as work in progress, structuring music-related movements, expressiveness in music performance, the first decade of MusicXML, and the universal information architecture of acoustic music instruments.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Jacques Steyn is the Head of School of IT at Monash University's South African campus, and member of ACM, AIS, IEEE, and Director of IDIA. He currently works in the fields of Development Informatics and Music Informatics. Previously he was associate Professor in multimedia at the University of Pretoria. In 1999 he developed a generic XML-based markup language for music (MML). He was also member of the ISO/MPEG-4 extension workgroup for music notation (i.e. symbolic music representation). In the field of Development Informatics he was Editor-in-Chief of a book set on theory and practice. He composed and performed in various genres ranging from blues, rock and jazz to music theatre.