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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
  • 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

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Research Output 1992 2018

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
Cognitive Models
Statistical Model
Memetics
Brothers
Music
Open Access
File
Memes
Compositionality
Syntax
Segmentation
Holism
5 Citations

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
3 Citations

A memetic analysis of a phrase by Beethoven: Calvinian perspectives on similarity and lexicon-abstraction

Jan, S. 1 May 2015 In : Psychology of Music. 44, 3, p. 443-465 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
zaleplon
Music
Organism Cloning
Alleles
Psychology

Activities 2015 2016

  • 2 Editorial work
  • 1 Oral presentation

Journal of Creative Music Systems (Journal)

Jan, S. (Editor in chief), Robin Laney (Editor in chief)
Sep 2016 → …

Activity: Editorial work

Journal of Music Research Online (Journal)

Jan, S. (Member of editorial board)
Feb 2015

Activity: Editorial work