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COGITCH

Project leader: Louis Grijp

Research staff: Ashley Burgoyne, Jan van Balen, Dimitrios Bountouridis, Martine de Bruin, Ellen van der Grijn

Finance: NWO-CATCH; partners UU, UvA, Vision & Sound

Short description:

COGITCH (COgnition Guided Interoperability beTween Collections of musical Heritage) is a project on both traditional and early 20th century popular music, present in the audioarchives of the Meertens Institute and the Institute for Sound & Vision. The project investigates the cognitive notion of ‘hook’ (the most salient and easy-to-recall moment of a musical phrase or song). Hooks will be determined by consulting the lay audience (‘crowd sourcing’).