Published 30 May 2024

Discover the New Tools to Explore European Musical Heritage: Polifonia Project Completion

The Polifonia project team has announced the successful completion of the Horizon2020 project Polifonia.

The Polifonia project team has announced the successful completion of the Horizon2020 project Polifonia. This ambitious initiative has bridged the gap between heritage studies, musicology, music information retrieval, and semantic web technologies to create a groundbreaking platform for the exploration of European musical heritage.

Polifonia is a collaborative effort involving ten prestigious partners: University of Bologna, Open University, King’s College London, University of Galway, Ministero della Cultura, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Conservatoire National des Arts et M├ętiers, Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen, Digital Paths, Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid

These institutions have joined forces to create innovative tools and resources aimed at enhancing the discoverability and study of European music.

A key outcome of this project is the launch of the Polifonia Web Portal. This platform serves as a central hub for accessing linked music data, offering researchers, musicologists, and enthusiasts an unparalleled resource for exploring European musical heritage. The portal integrates diverse datasets and provides a user-friendly interface for discovering and analyzing musical information.

As the Polifonia project concludes, the team remains committed to supporting the music research community. The tools and resources developed through this initiative will continue to be available, and the consortium looks forward to seeing how researchers and enthusiasts use these innovations to further explore and celebrate European music.