• Automatic flamenco singing transcription
  • Intra-style melodic similarity
  • Ancestral tree
  • Metric structure
  • Tutorial @ ISMIR 2015

The COFLA research project

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The COFLA project deals with the study of flamenco music from a technological perspective. We investigate how computational models can support the analysis, characterization and synthesis of flamenco music. Our research focuses on the following aspects:


Interdisciplinarity: we consider interdisciplinary approaches to the understanding of flamenco music, by combining knowledge on literature, musicology, music psychology, mathematics, music information retrieval and audio signal processing.
Description: we provide tools for the automatic description of flamenco pieces in terms of melodic, harmonic, timbre and rhythmic aspects, in order to support comparative research of flamenco pieces. We also provide tools for expressive characterization of flamenco singing.
Generation: we analyze the specific particularities of flamenco singing style, and we intend to use this knowledge to generate and process flamenco performances.

Funded projects

  • Feb 2014-Feb 2018. COFLA2: Análisis Computacional de la Música Flamenca, Proyectos de Excelencia de la Junta de Andalucía, P12-TIC-1362
  • February 2013-February 2016 SIGMUS: SIGnal Analysis for the Discovery of Traditional MUSic Repertoires. Subprograma de Proyectos de Investigación Fundamental no Orientada, TIN2012-36650.
  • 03-02-2010/03-02-2013 COFLA: Análisis Computacional de la Música Flamenca, Proyectos de Excelencia de la Junta de Andalucía, P09-TIC-4840, Junta de Andalucía (Consejería de Innovación, Ciencia y Empresas).
  • 2007-2010 COFLA: Análisis COmputacional de las estructuras musicales del FLAmenco. Principal Investigator: José Miguel Díaz Báñez. Agencia Andaluza para el Desarrollo del Flamenco.
  • Perception of Rhythmic Similarity in Flamenco Music. Principal Investigator: Catherine Guastavino. Strategic Innovation Fund, Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology, McGill University.
  • EU Junta de Andalucía