Dr. Georg Boenn

Associate Professor


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Georg Boenn joined the Music Department in fall 2015, teaching courses in the Digital Audio Arts program. He studied composition at the University of Music in Cologne, Germany. His teachers include Jürg Baur, Krzysztof Meyer and Clarence Barlow. After graduation, he joined the Cursus d’Informatique Musicale at IRCAM, Paris. In 2011, Georg completed his PhD in Computer Science at the University of Bath, UK, where he worked in the areas of Algorithmic Composition and Automated Music Transcription. Georg was resident artist at the ZKM in Karlsruhe (Centre for Art and Media), and at the Atelierhaus Worpswede, Germany.

In summer 1999, he worked as a visiting scholar at the Centre for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA) at Stanford University. He taught Electronic Music at the University of Music, Bremen, and was a Senior Lecturer in Music and Sound Technologies at the University of South Wales, UK. Georg's musical output contains works for solo instruments, ensembles, vocal music, orchestral and electronic music.

Recent Research & Publications

Georg’s main areas of research are algorithmic composition, rhythm, and expressive timing. His latest book, Computational Models of Rhythm and Meter, published by Springer Nature, explores new methods for the composition, analysis, and transcription of musical rhythms, meter, and form. By taking into account music perception, psychology, and mathematics, it develops a new process for the automated transcription of rhythms from musical performances.

Georg has published in peer-reviewed journals, and has presented at a number of international conferences (ICMC, LAC, ICSC). He wrote numerous algorithms for music analysis and composition that are implemented in his open source software project called chunking.

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