We support and innovate musicological research processes by offering
richer digitisation pipelines, increased-efficiency annotation of music material, and user-friendly ways
to automatically search and analyse musical data and link related resources across modalities and
collections. The audience involved in requirements and validation involves musicologists at GOLD and
surrounding professional networks. Links to contextual study resources will be established with CDR
and through GOLD’s research contacts with the large-scale musical bibliography resource, RILM
(Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale).

Sharing Annotations of Scores and Sounds

The team at TROMPA is making headway on developing a new, interactive annotation environment within the music scholars use case. When studying performances of musical works, musicologists need access not only to a musical score, but often several recordings of that piece of music, and additionally need to make annotations connecting the musical score to the artistic choices of the performers. It’s the responsibility of scholars to make meaningful one to many connections between the score and the different recordings. 

TROMPA's first workshop for Music Scholars

Tim Crawford organised the first of three planned annual TROMPA workshops for music scholars at the British Library, London, April 5, 2019, facilitated by TROMPA Associate Partner, Richard Ranft (British Library National Sound Archive).

The workshop was attended by about 20 enthusiastic participants, including several members of the BL staff.

Speakers and their topics were as follows:

First Annual TROMPA workshop for Music Scholars

5 April 2019 A free workshop at the British Library in London for anyone interested in using digital tools to explore classical music. Keynote speaker Emmanouil Benetos, plus presentations from the TROMPA Music Scholars team. A foretaste of the tools we are designing and a chance to offer your own suggestions for TROMPA's development over the next two years.

Music scholars

Music scholars typically already use various digital resources in various modalities as part of their research workflows. In TROMPA, we will research ways to support and innovate these workflows. Considering state-of-the-art ontologies, we will propose standardised ways of musical object representation, linking and sharing.

Keep watching this page for future updates, and get involved!