About me

Translation: de
Sun, 07 Jul 2013

I am Frank Zalkow, a Ph.D. student within the field of semantic music processing, and I am keen on cross-connections between music(-ology) and computer science.

Born 1988 in Großenhain (district of Meißen), Germany. 2012 Bachelor-degree Music Informatics and Musicology at the University of Music Karlsruhe. 2015 Master-degree Music Informatics ibidem with the thesis Automated musical style analysis - Computational exploration of the bass guitar play of Jaco Pastorius on symbolic level, which has been supported by SAP SE.

2009 contribution at the Institute for Music and Acoustics | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe to the production of the electronic music for the premiere of Karlheinz Stockhausen's »Rays« for a percussionist and 10-track tape. There work for digitization and archival purposes 2010-2013. 2008–2015 work at the Max-Reger-Institute Karlsruhe, 2010–2015 especially for the Edition of Reger Works, published as a Hybrid-Edition (in digital and printed form), as well as for the homepage design 2013–2015. From winter term 13/14 to summer term 2015 several lectureships at the Institute of Musicology and Music Informatics at the University of Music Karlsruhe. From October 2015 to July 2016 research fellow at the Institute of Musicology at Saarland University within the scope of the DFG-project Computer-aided analysis of harmonic structures. Since August 2016 research fellow at the International Audio Laboratories Erlangen.

Papers

Courses

Master Thesis

  • Automated musical style analysis – Computational exploration of the bass guitar play of Jaco Pastorius on symbolic level (Download, 3.6 MB), University of Music Karlsruhe, 2015.