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André Holzapfel

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About me

Since October 1, 2016, I am with the Media Technology and Interaction Design department, and my research is within the area of Sound and Music Computing (SMC). Specific research topics that I focus on are:

  • The development of beat and meter tracking in musical audio signals.
  • Music corpus analysis, especially of rhythmic aspects such as tempo, timing, and relation of performance to meter.
  • My research in ethnomusicology focuses on the relation of dance and music, in particular in the island of Crete. 

Since my arrival at KTH, I extended my above research activities from analysis of audio and symbolic data, to the analysis of motion capture signals. In specific, my new research topics related to this are:

Besides my research related to SMC, I also completed a second dissertation in ethnomusicology at the MIAM institute in Istanbul.

We offer a wide range of subjects for Master thesis projects in Sound an Music Computing, a list of projects can be found on our team website.


Advanced Individual Course in Music Communication (DT2215), teacher | Course web

Advanced Individual Course in Music Communication (DT2216), teacher | Course web

Human Perception for Information Technology (DM2350), course responsible, teacher | Course web

Multimedia Systems and Signals (DM1135), examiner, course responsible | Course web

Music Informatics (DT2470), teacher | Course web

Program Integrating Course in Interactive Media Technology (DM2679), teacher | Course web

Research Methods in Media Technology and Human-Computer Interaction (FDM3514), teacher | Course web