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Article Released Thu-3rd-March-2016 09:15 GMT
Contact: Ana Maria Theresa P. Labrador Institution: University of the Philippines Diliman
 Preserving indigenous music with mathematics

Mathematical algorithms may soon help to analyse, organise, understand and sift through large collections of indigenous Philippine music.

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Credit: University of the Philippines Center for Ethnomusicology
Researchers from the University of the Philippines Diliman (UPD) are sifting through digital audio tracks of ethnic Philippine music, using and further developing their algorithms to isolate voice, percussion and instruments from each other.

They hope their pioneering research will lay the groundwork for the preservation of Philippine indigenous music, which has been losing listeners and contributors for years.

The project is a collaboration between researchers from the Center of Ethnomusicology and the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Institute at UPD.

For further information contact:

Dr Franz A. de Leon
College of Engineering
University of the Philippines Diliman
E-mail: franz@eee.upd.edu.ph

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