Proceedings of the 8th Folk Music Analysis International Workshop [FMA 2018].

Emilios Cambouropoulos & Costas Tsougras (Chairs) ; Andre Holzapfel & Aggelos Pikrakis (Editors) (2018-06-26)


The 8th International Workshop on Folk Music Analysis was held from 26 to 29 June 2018 in Thessaloniki, Greece. This International Workshop brings together researchers from the fields of ethnomusicology, musicology and music information retrieval (MIR). It provides a forum that encourages sharing of ideas, needs, research methods and discoveries, among ethnomusicologists, musicians, librarians, students, museum curators, computer science experts and music information retrieval researchers. The aim is to foster cross-disciplinary collaborative networks and the development of new interdisciplinary tools and techniques that promote an enriched understanding of traditional musics and the preservation/dissemination of world musical cultural heritage. We believe that the discussions we had during this workshop were diverse and encouraging, also thanks to the Analytic Approaches to World Music Conference (AAWM) that was hold at the same venue in parallel to the FMA. We see that the year-long effort to continue the FMA resulted in a highly interdisciplinary community between Humanities and Sciences, and we hope to see a continuation of this throughout the next years. We would like to thank the local team in Thessaloniki, all students and administrative staff who helped us. We would like to thank Emmanouil Benetos for the keynote talk that built bridges to the AAWM community. We would like to thank the musicians who created a great atmosphere during the evenings. And, last but not least, all participants and reviewers who support the FMA.