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Biography

Steven Jan studied music at the University of Leeds and went on to complete a PhD there, entitled 'Aspects of Mozart 's Music in G Minor: Toward the Identification of Common Structural and Compositional Characteristics’, under the supervision of Professor Julian Rushton. The dissertation was published by Garland in 1995 in their Outstanding Dissertations in Music from British Universities series. Before joining the Music Department at Huddersfield in January 2001 he taught at the University of East Anglia and in the School of Academic Studies at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester. He is currently Senior Lecturer and Music/Music Technology Research Coordinator.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Music and memetics
  • Music and evolutionary thought/theory
  • Music theory and analysis
  • Computer-aided musicology, music theory and music analysis
  • Computational creativity
  • Musicological research on Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven

Keywords

  • music theory
  • music analysis
  • musicology
  • evolutionary theory
  • memetics
  • computational creativity
  • Haydn
  • Mozart
  • Beethoven
  • evolutionary thought
  • computer-aided musicology

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Research Output 1992 2018

The Theory and Analysis of Computer-Generated Music: A Case-Study of Colossus

Jan, S., Aug 2018, Proceedings of the Third Conference on Computer Simulation of Musical Creativity, CSMC2018. Dublin, Eire, 24 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
Music
Music Analysis
Music Theory
Opus
Pretense
Open Access
File
Statistical Models
Music
Siblings
Cultural Evolution
Molecular Biology

"The Two Brothers": Reconciling Perceptual-Cognitive and Statistical Models of Musical Evolution

Jan, S., Mar 2017, Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on New Music Concepts (ICNMC 2017). Della Ventura, M. (ed.). Milan: AB Editore, p. 21-47

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
File
Statistical Model
Cognitive Models
Memetics
Brothers
Music
Open Access
File
Memes
Compositionality
Syntax
Segmentation
Holism
7 Citations (Scopus)

Symbolic melodic similarity: State of the art and future challenges

Velardo, V., Vallati, M. & Jan, S., 26 May 2016, In : Computer Music Journal. 40, 2, p. 70-83 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Taxonomies
Information retrieval
Taxonomy
Evaluation
Comparative Analysis

Activities 2000 2019

External Examination (PhD)

Steven Jan (Examiner)
11 Jan 2019

Activity: Examination typesPhD Examination

British Forum for Ethnomusicology and the Royal Musical Association Research Students' Conference (Event)

Steven Jan (Reviewer)
4 Jan 20186 Jan 2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication Peer-review

20th Biennial International Conference on Nineteenth-Century Music (Event)

Steven Jan (Programme Committee Member)
2 Jul 20184 Jul 2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication Peer-review

3rd Computer Simulation of Musical Creativity Conference (Event)

Steven Jan (Programme Committee Member)
20 Aug 201822 Aug 2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication Peer-review

External Examination (PhD)

Steven Jan (Examiner)
4 Aug 2017

Activity: Examination typesPhD Examination