Quantifying Disruptive Influence

Presenter: Prof. Dr. Flávio Figueiredo (UFMG)

Understanding how influences shape musical creation provides rich insight into cultural trends. As such, there have been several efforts to create quantitative complex network methods that support the analysis of influence networks among songs/artists in a music corpus. We contribute to this body of work by examining how disruption happens in different music corpora. That is, we leverage methods devised to study disruption in Science and Technology and apply them to the context of music creation. Our results point that such methods identify innovative songs/artists and that disruption is mostly uncorrelated with network centrality.

(video presentation in portuguese)

When: August 24th, 2021

Where: https://meet.jit.si/CompmusSeminário (apenas em caso de dificuldades técnicas, usaremos como endereço alternativo o https://meet.google.com/vhb-wfxh-pwt)