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Posted on Thursday April 18, 2024

Updated on Tuesday July 2, 2024

Polifonia: a digital harmoniser for musical heritage knowledge

This webinar, organised by the Polifonia project and supported by EuropeanaTech, will share the results of the multi-faceted music heritage data project.

Photographs of people playing classical instruments, overlaid with colours
11 July 2024
15:00 — 16:15 Online

Polifonia, a project funded by the EU's Horizon 2020 programme, recently released results of four years of research and development at the intersection of musicology, semantic web technologies, AI and Music Information Retrieval.

The Polifonia Web Portal, which enhances the discoverability of European musical heritage with Linked Open Data and Knowledge Graphs, can now be explored. Researchers from the Polifonia team have shown why the Polifonia Web Portal is a huge step towards seamless access, interconnected stories and borderless exploration of musical heritage. This four-year project, however, has more to offer; research and development within the work packages and the 10 pilots also include the release of open source software, tools, datasets and ontologies. 

This webinar will highlight some of these components that promote research and innovation in musicology, digital humanities, heritage preservation and education.


  • 15:00 — 'An Introduction to Polifonia' by Andrea Scharnhorst (5′)
  • 15:05 — 'An Introduction to the Polifonia Web Portal' by Giulia Renda (10′+5′ Q&A)
  • 15:20 — 'Results of the MEETUPS pilot' by Alba Morales-Tirado (10′+5′ Q&A)
  • 15:35 — 'Results of the ORGANS pilot' by Peter van Kranenburg (10′+5′ Q&A)
  • 15:50 — 'Results of the BELLS pilot' by Elena Musumeci (10′+5′ Q&A)
  • 16:15 — End of webinar

The webinar will be recorded and published by Polifonia afterwards.