Recent Posts

KharkivMusicFest in 2022: Concert Between Explosions

The Russian military invasion and the siege changed the program of the KharkivMusicFest in 2022 but did not cancel the festival. The KharkivMusicFest in 2022 takes place on the metro station Historical Museum, currently a shelter from bombs for many Ukrainian children, women, and elderly.

Save Ukraine #StopWar

An international charity concert-marathon in support of Ukraine Save Ukraine - #StopWar takes place on Sunday, March 27, in Warsaw at 5:30 p.m. CET (6:30 p.m. Kyiv).

From Play to Rec

Jeremy Dunne is the founder of the French Open Studio Sessions, which allows artists to open up in front of a very restricted audience and show themselves from a creative and working perspective—during they are producing a recorded performance.

Adding Value to Public Data With Imputation and Forecasting

Public data sources are often plagued with missng values. Naively you may think that you can ignore them, but think twice: in most cases, missing data in a table is not missing information, but rather malformatted information which will destroy your beautiful visualization or stop your application from working. In this example we show how we increase the usable subset of a public dataset by 66.7%, rendering useful what would otherwise have been a deal-breaker in panel regressions or machine learning applications.

How Can We Add Value to Public Data With Better Curation And Documentation?

Many people ask if we can really add value to free data that can be downloaded from the Internet by anybody. Public data usually requires a lot of work to become really valuable. To start with, it is not always easy to find.



Ex ante and ex post grant evaluation

Listen Local

Connecting local bands with local fans, joining scenes across the globe.

Music Observatory

Collaborative reproducible research in the music industry

Music Exports & Imports

Understanding how concerts, festival audiences and recordings are crossing borders





Andrés García Molina, PhD

Data Scientist & Ethnomusicologist


Botond Vitos, PhD

Data Scientist


Emily Hansell Clark



Kátya Nagy

Music Research Assistant


Stef Koenis

Data Scientist & Ethnomusicologist

Recent & Upcoming Talks

Harness the Algorithm

Save the Date: We will present the Listen Local project in the Algorithms in Film, Television and Sound Cultures: New Ways of Knowing and Storytelling …

Open Data Day 2021

Save the Date: Open Data Day 2021 focusing on environmental, sustainability and public spending data mapping.

Reprex introduction in IVIR

Reprex introduces our research automation products on the IViRtual seminar.


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