Eric Isaacson

Eric Isaacson

Associate Professor, Music Theory

Education

  • Ph.D., Indiana University, 1992

Research interests

I am interested pitch relations in, and cognitive models, of post-tonal music. One branch of my work is concerned with the assessment of similarity between analytical \"objects.\" This research has so far concentrated on context-free measures of interval-class similarity betwee n pitch-class set classes. Present work involves studying the effects of musical context on these measures through connectionist models. A second branch of work involves the use of self-organizing neural networks to study post-tonal music for underlying structural organization.  Courses taught recently include Models of Music Cognition, and Computer Tools for Music Research.

Representative publications

MTO at the Leading Edge.(2014)
Eric J. Isaacson
Society for Music Theory, 20 (1),

What You See Is What You Get: on Visualizing Music. .(2005)
Eric J. Isaacson
6th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference,

A Music Representation Requirement Specification for Academia .(2003)
Donald Byrd, Eric Isaacson
Computer Music Journal, 27 (4), 43-57

Music representation in a digital music library .(2003)
Donald Byrd, Eric Isaacson
2003 Joint Conference on Digital Libraries,

Content Visualization in a Digital Music Library .(2003)
Eric J. Isaacson

Variations2: a digital music library system .(2002)
Jon Dunn, Eric J. Isaacson
ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries,

Indiana university digital music library project .(2001)
Jon Dunn, Eric J. Isaacson
ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries,

Digital music libraries - research and development .(2001)
David Bainbridge, Gerry Bernbom, Mary Wallace, Andrew Dillon
ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries,

Neural Network Models for the Study of Post-Tonal Music. .(1996)
Eric J. Isaacson
Joint International Conference on Cognitive and Systematic Musicology, 237-250

Computer Applications in Music Composition and Research .(1993)
Gary E. Wittlich, Eric J. Isaacson, Jeffrey E. Hass
Advances in Computers, 36 111-202

Dissertation Committee Service

Author Dissertation Title Committee
Nichols, Eric Musicat: A Computer Model of Musical Listening And Analogy-Making (December 2012) Hofstadter, D. (Chair), Isaacson, E., Byrd, D., Gasser, M.