Project duration: 2021 - 2023 Date coverage: 1500 - 1950 Website Contact

Playing the soundtrack of our history
How are music, people, places and events from the 16th century connected with our lives today? To highlight the evolution of European musical heritage in space and time, the EU-funded Polifonia project will develop tools to create a vast resource of computational knowledge from musical heritage sources. Themes covered include the transition of music genres across borders, the experiences of music in childhood, and the tracing of musical ideas through musicians’ encounters in history. Ten pilots –  spanning topics such as historical bells and organ heritage to classification of polyphonic notated music – will drive the development of the project’s digital ecosystem through a continuous validation of technologies.


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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under grant agreement No. 101004746.