Our general goal for the GVM project is to advance ethnomusicological research with a focus on traditional Georgian vocal music by employing computational methods from audio signal processing and music information retrieval (MIR). More specifically, we have three main objectives.
- First, we aim at improving the understanding of traditional Georgian vocal music by analyzing a newly-created corpus of (high-quality) field recordings.
- Second, by developing novel computational tools applied to a concrete music scenario, we want to explore and demonstrate the potential of computer-assisted methods for reproducible and corpus-driven research within the humanities.
- Third, by systematically processing and annotating a unique multimodal collection of field recordings as well as by implementing tools for accessing and analyzing this data with web-based technologies, our ambition is to contribute to the preservation and dissemination of the rich, yet endangered Georgian musical heritage.