Creating Experiments with Cosmonote: Advancing Web-Based Annotations for Performed Music

Daniel Bedoya*, Lawrence Fyfe, Elaine Chew

*Corresponding author for this work

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CosmoNote is a web-based application for visualizing and annotating expressive structures in performed music. This demo highlights the flexibility of CosmoNote’s reconfigurable interface, features, and toolsets to design experiments to advance knowledge in music science, music perception, and music expressivity. CosmoNote’s music pieces are organized into collections accessible by user accounts with defined roles. The music representations integrate synchronized visual layers representing recorded piano performance data and features to facilitate and inform annotations. The web app provides four annotation types: boundaries, regions, note-groups and comments. Through the selection of pieces, collections and user roles, CosmoNote’s features can be tailored to investigate diverse research questions about experimental design for music audio-based annotations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication19th Sound and Music Computing Conference
Place of Publication10.5281/zenodo.6822204
Number of pages694
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jun 2022
Event19th Sound and Music Computing Conference - Télécom Saint-Étienne, Saint-Étienne, France
Duration: 5 Jun 202212 Jun 2022
Conference number: 19


Conference19th Sound and Music Computing Conference
Abbreviated titleSMC 2022
Internet address


  • citizen science
  • performance
  • music analysis
  • visualisation
  • web audio


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