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Dr. Eamonn Bell
Research Fellow, Music

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Eamonn Bell, Laurent Pugin, Heuristic and supervised approaches to handwritten annotation extraction for musical score images, International Journal on Digital Libraries, 20, (1), 2019, p49 - 59 Journal Article, 2019 DOI

Eamonn Bell, Hacking Jeff Minter's Virtual Light Machine: Unpacking the code and community behind an early software-based music visualizer, Volume!: La revue des musiques populaires, 16:1, (2), 2019, p37 - 59 Journal Article, 2019 URL

Eamonn Bell, Laurent Pugin, Approaches to handwritten conductor annotation extraction in musical scores, DLfM 2016: Proceedings of the 3rd International workshop on Digital Libraries for Musicology, Digital Libraries for Musicology Workshop 2016, New York, NY, 12 August 2016, ACM, 2016, pp33 - 36 Conference Paper, 2016 DOI

Daniel Shanahan, Eamonn Bell, Re-Examining National Influences and Stylistic Shifts with the RISM Dataset, Music Encoding Conference Proceedings: 2013 and 2014, Music Encoding Conference, Charlottesville, VA, 20-23 May 2014, 2015, pp159 - 161 Conference Paper, 2015 URL

Research Expertise

Projects

  • Title
    • Opening the "Red Book": The digital Audio CD format from the viewpoint between musicology and media studies
  • Summary
    • This two-year project explores how the once-ubiquitous Compact Disc (CD) audio format was designed, subverted, reproduced and domesticated for musical ends. It charts the international research and development effort that culminated in the first standardised functional specification of the CD: IEC 60908, also known as the "Red Book", published in 1980.
  • Funding Agency
    • Irish Research Council
  • Date From
    • October 2019
  • Date To
    • September 2021
  • Title
    • Uses, reuses and abuses of the compact disc at 40: an obsolete format and/or a new opportunity for critical digital media literacy?
  • Summary
    • In the "Red Book" standard of 1980, Sony and Philips offered a blueprint for a high-fidelity digital audio format that transformed how we consume music: the audio compact disc (CD). The R&D effort leading to the CD was an intensive, multi-year collaboration on a high-tech consumer product that had significant economic and ecological consequences. On the fortieth anniversary of this standard, the project will stage an event for the general public featuring researchers representing the arts and sciences as well an academic-led "critical making" workshop exploring these aspects of the CD's history.
  • Funding Agency
    • Irish Research Council
  • Date From
    • October 2020
  • Date To
    • June 2021