Keep Learning Deep Learning

You never know when you’ll close the loop. After a brief encounter with Neural Networks, Àlex decided to go find an algorithm somewhere else. Two decades later they met again and became pals. Now called Deep Learning, Neural Networks showed up last year at BMAT to help us solve one of our biggest challenges: teach…

BMAT’s Melody Identification – Part 2: Running Out of Melodies

See Part 1 – Music and Language. The long awaited second part is here. No matter how you represent a melody, as long as the representation uses limited and quantised metrics – like a music score over a certain number of bars does – the number of possible melodies is finite. Despite infinite expression nuances…

BMAT’s Melody Identification – Part 1: Music and Language

See Part 2 – Running Out of Melodies Years ago we investigated whether language and music were the same. In the process, we found out that the universe of tunes behaves as a social network and that western popular music might be running out of unique melodies. Men sang before they talked. Apparently, our innate…

Hello Blog

We have finally decided to start our own blog. We are turning 12 years old at the end of 2017 and we consider this the right moment to get ready for our teenage years. We have been introvert for long enough. Look: This was 2 years before we spun off BMAT from the Music Technology Group audio…