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Prof Tim Crawford

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PositionProfessorial Research Fellow in Computational Musicology
Department Computing
Email t.crawford (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone+44 (0)20 7919 7967
Prof Tim Crawford

Professor Tim Crawford worked for 15 years as a professional musician before becoming an academic.

Beginning in the 1990s at King’s College, University of London, where he worked in the Music Department and with the Centre for Computing in the Humanities, he has been involved with the use of computers in the service of musicology.

He set up an international project in music information retrieval, Online Music Searching And Retrieval (OMRAS) and established the Electronic Corpus of Lute Music, which has received funding from the AHRC.

He is currently Principal Investigator of the AHRC Digital Transformations project Transforming Musicology, involving over 15 researchers and three PhD students at Goldsmiths, Oxford, Queen Mary, Lancaster and Utrecht universities. His latest project, also funded by the AHRC, is Learn To Play, which uses machine-learning technology and the experience of working with historical music to grade pieces for online learning and to generate exercises to help students with their instrumental practice.

Research Interests

  • Computational approaches to musicology
  • Music history, especially of the 16th to 18th centuries
  • Music for the western lute
  • Musical performances on record

Publications

Edited Book

Silvius Leopold Weiss (1687-1750): Sämtliche Were für Laute, vol. 10 (transcription)
Crawford, Tim, ed. 2011. Silvius Leopold Weiss (1687-1750): Sämtliche Were für Laute, vol. 10 (transcription). Cassel, Germany: Das Erbe deutscher Musik, Sonderreihe, Bände 16, Bärenreiter Verlag. ISBN 9790006018079

Book Section

Dimensionality Reduction in Harmonic Modeling for Music Information Retrieval
Crawford, Tim; Pickens, J. and Wiggins, Geraint. 2006. Dimensionality Reduction in Harmonic Modeling for Music Information Retrieval. In: Richard Kronland-Martinet; Thierry Voinier and Sylvi Ystad, eds. Computer Music Modeling and Retrieval. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pp. 233-248. ISBN 03029743

Article

On providing semantic alignment and unified access to music library metadata
Weigl, David M.; Lewis, David; Crawford, Tim; Knopke, Ian and Page, Kevin R.. 2017. On providing semantic alignment and unified access to music library metadata. International Journal on Digital Libraries, pp. 1-23. ISSN 1432-5012

Instrumental idiom in the 16th century: embellishment patterns in arrangements of vocal music
Lewis, David; Crawford, Tim and Müllensiefen, Daniel. 2016. Instrumental idiom in the 16th century: embellishment patterns in arrangements of vocal music. Proceedings of the 17th conference of the International Society for Music Information Retrieval, pp. 524-530.

Music Encoding Initiative (Digital and Multimedia Scholarship)
Crawford, Tim and Lewis, Richard. 2016. Music Encoding Initiative (Digital and Multimedia Scholarship). Journal of the American Musicological Society, 69(1), pp. 273-285. ISSN 0003-0139

Exploring information retrieval, semantic technologies and workflows for music scholarship: the Transforming Musicology project
Lewis, Richard; Crawford, Tim and Lewis, David. 2015. Exploring information retrieval, semantic technologies and workflows for music scholarship: the Transforming Musicology project. Early Music, 43(4), pp. 635-647. ISSN 0306-1078

Breathy, Resonant, Pressed - Automatic Detection Of Phonation Mode From Audio Recordings of Singing
Proutskova, Polina; Rhodes, Christophe; Crawford, Tim and Wiggins, Geraint. 2013. Breathy, Resonant, Pressed - Automatic Detection Of Phonation Mode From Audio Recordings of Singing. Journal of New Music Research, 42(2), pp. 171-186. ISSN 0929-8215

An e-Research approach to Web-scale music analysis.
De Roure, David; Page, Kevin R.; Fields, Ben; Crawford, Tim; Downie, J. Stephen and Fujinaga, Ichiro. 2011. An e-Research approach to Web-scale music analysis. Philosophical transactions. Series A, Mathematical, physical, and engineering sciences, 369(1949), pp. 3300-3317. ISSN 1364-503X

Investigating music collections at different scales with AudioDB
Rhodes, Christophe; Crawford, Tim; Casey, Michael A. and d'Inverno, Mark. 2010. Investigating music collections at different scales with AudioDB. Journal of New Music Research, 39(4), pp. 337-348. ISSN 0929-8215

Silvius Leopold Weiss and the Dresden and London Manuscripts of His Music
Crawford, Tim. 2009. Silvius Leopold Weiss and the Dresden and London Manuscripts of His Music. Journal of the Lute Society of America, 39, pp. 1-64. ISSN 0076-1526

Automatic Location and Measurement of Ornaments in Audio Recordings
Casey, Michael A. and Crawford, Tim. 2004. Automatic Location and Measurement of Ornaments in Audio Recordings. International Conference on Music Information Retrieval,

Polyphonic Score Retrieval Using Polyphonic Audio Queries: A Harmonic Modeling Approach
Pickens, Jeremy; Bello, Juan Pablo; Monti, Giuliano; Sandler, Mark; Crawford, Tim and Dovey, Matthew. 2003. Polyphonic Score Retrieval Using Polyphonic Audio Queries: A Harmonic Modeling Approach. Journal of New Music Research, 32(2), pp. 223-236. ISSN 09298215

Conference or Workshop Item

Relating Natural Language Text to Musical Passages
Sutcliffe, Richard; Crawford, Tim; Fox, Chris; Root, Deane L.; Hovy, Eduard and Lewis, Richard. 2015. 'Relating Natural Language Text to Musical Passages'. In: Proceedings of the International Society for Music Information Retrieval. Malaga, Spain.

Expert-guided semantic linking of music-library metadata for study and reuse
Weigl, David M.; Lewis, David; Crawford, Tim and Page, Kevin R.. 2015. 'Expert-guided semantic linking of music-library metadata for study and reuse'. In: International Workshop on Digital Libraries for Musicology. Knoxville, TN, United States.

MEI for lute music
Lewis, David; Lewis, Richard and Crawford, Tim. 2015. 'MEI for lute music'. In: Proceedings of the Music Encoding Conference (MEC 2015). Florence, Italy.

MEI for lute music
Lewis, David; Lewis, Richard and Crawford, Tim. 2015. 'MEI for lute music'. In: Proceedings of the Music Encoding Conference (MEC 2015). Florence, Italy.

Multi-modal Musical Performance Capture
Müllensiefen, Daniel; Baker, David; Lewis, Richard; Rhodes, Christophe; Fields, Ben and Crawford, Tim. 2014. 'Multi-modal Musical Performance Capture'. In: Digital Music Research Network (DMRN+9). London, United Kingdom.

Duplicate detection in facsimile scans of early printed music
Rhodes, Christophe; Crawford, Tim and d'Inverno, Mark. 2014. 'Duplicate detection in facsimile scans of early printed music'. In: European Conference on Data Analysis. Bremen, Germany 2 - 4 July 2014.

Recognition of leitmotives in Richard Wagner's music: chroma distance and listener expertise
Müllensiefen, Daniel; Baker, David; Rhodes, Christophe; Crawford, Tim and Dreyfus, Laurence. 2014. 'Recognition of leitmotives in Richard Wagner's music: chroma distance and listener expertise'. In: European Conference on Data Analysis. Bremen, Germany 2 - 4 July 2014.

Explorations in Linked Data practice for early music corpora
Crawford, Tim; Fields, Ben; Lewis, David and Page, Kevin R.. 2014. 'Explorations in Linked Data practice for early music corpora'. In: Digital Libraries 2014. London, United Kingdom 8 - 12 September 2014.

Breathy or Resonant - A Controlled and Curated Dataset for Phonation Mode Detection in Singing
Proutskova, Polina; Rhodes, Christophe; Wiggins, Geraint and Crawford, Tim. 2012. 'Breathy or Resonant - A Controlled and Curated Dataset for Phonation Mode Detection in Singing'. In: International Conference on Music Information Retrieval. Porto, Portugal.

The Segment Ontology: Bridging Music-generic and Domain-specific
Fields, Ben; Page, Kevin R.; De Roure, David and Crawford, Tim. 2011. 'The Segment Ontology: Bridging Music-generic and Domain-specific'. In: IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, 3rd International Workshop on Advances in Music Information Research. Barcelona, Spain.

Recognising Classical Works in Historical Recordings
Crawford, Tim; Mauch, Matthias and Rhodes, Christophe. 2010. 'Recognising Classical Works in Historical Recordings'. In: Proceedings of 11th Conference of the International Society for Music Information Retrieval. Utrecht, Netherlands.

Semantics for Music Analysis through Linked Data: How Country is My Country?
Page, Kevin R.; Fields, Ben; Nagel, Bart J.; O'Neill, Gianni; Roure, David C. De and Crawford, Tim. 2010. 'Semantics for Music Analysis through Linked Data: How Country is My Country?'. In: Sixth IEEE e–Science conference. Brisbane, Australia.

Report

Transcription of the Dresden Manuscript of the lute works of S. L. Weiss (1687-1750), Parts 1 and 2
Crawford, Tim. 2007. Transcription of the Dresden Manuscript of the lute works of S. L. Weiss (1687-1750), Parts 1 and 2. Other. Baerenreiter.

Facsimile and introductory study of the Dresden Manuscript of lute works by S. L. Weiss, Parts 1 and 2
Crawford, Tim. 2002. Facsimile and introductory study of the Dresden Manuscript of lute works by S. L. Weiss, Parts 1 and 2. Other. Baerenreiter.