Klaus Frieler
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Dr. Klaus Frieler - Research

Research interests

My main research focus is on music cognition particularly the modelling of melodic cognition with mathematical and comptutational methods. Closely related is my interest in statistical features of melodies which connects me also to (computational) music ethnology. Likewise, the biological and neurological fundaments of music cognition as a basis for this all are of central concern. However, music is a social phenomenon and can not be understood without an understanding of the social and cultural backgrounds and practices. This amounts at the end to anthropological and evolutional aspects of music. Another focus lies on creative processes in music production with special regard to jazz improvisation and pop song writing.

Projects

Software

I developed several programs (using C++), mostly in the field of computational musicology especially for modeling melody cognition. Some of them will be made publicly available soon.