EPSL leads a project to preserve a database of artistic and musical works

The research group “Signal processing in telecommunication systems” (TIC-188) of the Higher Polytechnic School of Linares (University of JN) led by Professor Nicolas Ruiz received the highest score and was selected for receive European research funding. ‘Repertorium’ project (research and promotion of the European repertoire through techniques of working on discs interconnected using machines), whose main researcher is Julio José Carabias, full professor at the Department of Telecommunications Engineering of the School .

The project is part of the EU’s “Horizon Europe” framework program for research and innovation (R&I) for the period 2021-2027, with the general objective of achieving the scientific, technological, economic and social investment. The European Union in R&I, strengthening its scientific and technological bases.

“Reperatorium” combines artificial intelligence and deep learning solutions to perform optical music score recognition and music information retrieval across multiple music data sets. The project aims to provide a technical platform for the preservation of a database of medieval and classical European artistic and musical works, linked to other relevant databases existing in the world, and the digitization of manuscripts and the retrieval of musical information based on artificial intelligence. Enriched with automated technologies. ,

Additionally, the project will develop technology to create state-of-the-art audio recording and instrument separation tools (using AI-based stochastic signal processing and spatial audio ambisonics). Intended for music education institutions (curators), professionals (musicians and orchestras) and the general public (streaming services). To spread the project, there will be live concerts of classical music with spatial sound and a selection of instruments and concerts of Gregorian chants found in the catalog of the closed abbey that have not been played for a thousand years.

The consortium, led by UJA, is composed of a balanced combination of research participants and industrial/commercial partners from eight European countries (Spain, Netherlands, Italy, Finland, Germany, United Kingdom, France and Lithuania), twelve of which are grantee partners at the University of Oxford. , the Polytechnic of Milan, the University of Tampere, the Hispanic Association for the Study of Gregorian Chant, the ODRATEK BV label, the Complutense Institute of Musicology or the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Lithuania. The grant received is 3 million euros and the duration will be three years. The consortium received the highest possible score and out of 55 projects presented in the call, only 3 received funding.

All the researchers of the project research team at the University of Jaén teach at the Escuela Polytechnica Superior de Linares, in particular in the Telecommunications Technologies Engineering and Telematics Engineering degrees. Thus, the student body of this school will benefit from the knowledge acquired in this project through related internships, research grants and contracts.