Digitizing scores & unlocking the classics – Cynthia Liem
At the Karajan Music Tech Online Conference 2020, CFO/COO at Karajan Institute Henry Ladewig talked to Assistant Professor at the Multimedia Group of Delft University of Technology Cynthia Liem about digitizing scores, unlocking the classics and more. Cynthia Liem is a computer science professor whose research was funded by Google and a classically trained concert pianist. She is pursuing and combining both her domains with rigour. In her academic work she researches how people can discover music to their liking independent from their previous shown preferences. Why? Because there are potentially hundreds of millions of people who might enjoy classical music but due to a lack of exposure they won't have the opportunity to discover it. Cynthia Liem wants to change that. Furthermore she is working on a large-scale project called 'Trompa' to digitize classical music in the public domain through crowdsourcing techniques.