Smithsonian Magazine: Big Data Traces the World’s Most Distinctive Musical Traditions

Smithsonian Magazine: Big Data Traces the World’s Most Distinctive Musical Traditions. “From Tuvan throat singing to Chinese Opera, there are a lot of different types of music in the world. While musicologists have spent the last century or so collecting and preserving folk music traditions from around the globe, comparing such a vast number of sounds has been no easy task. But thanks to the help of cutting-edge computational analysis, a team of researchers have now sorted through thousands of recordings in an attempt to reveal which world music traditions are the most unique.”