A Night at the JADS opera

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Description

On October 30, 2018 a unique musical experiment took place in the Chapel of JADS, the Jheronimus Academy of Data Science in Den Bosch. The event was organized during the first Den Bosch Data Week, in collaboration with the International Vocal Competition (IVC). My recommender LAB took the challenge to tailor a program containing six opera arias to the Spotify profiles of the audience. This was a particular challenge as most of the audience was not familiar with opera or classical music in general. During the concert we asked the audience for their feedback to check if our predictions and tailoring worked well. In this story I will report how Yu Liang, my Phd Student and I approached this problem and what results came out of the event.

Period5 Nov 2018

Media contributions

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Media contributions

  • TitleA Night at the JADS opera
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletmedium blog
    Media typeWeb
    Duration/Length/Size9 min read
    CountryNetherlands
    Date5/11/18
    DescriptionOn October 30, 2018 a unique musical experiment took place in the Chapel of JADS, the Jheronimus Academy of Data Science in Den Bosch. The event was organized during the first Den Bosch Data Week, in collaboration with the International Vocal Competition (IVC). My recommender LAB took the challenge to tailor a program containing six opera arias to the Spotify profiles of the audience. This was a particular challenge as most of the audience was not familiar with opera or classical music in general. During the concert we asked the audience for their feedback to check if our predictions and tailoring worked well. In this story I will report how Yu Liang, my Phd Student and I approached this problem and what results came out of the event.
    Producer/AuthorMartijn Willemsen
    URLhttps://medium.com/@m.c.willemsen/a-night-at-the-jads-opera-294c814e2871
    PersonsMartijn C. Willemsen

Exhibition

TitleDen Bosch Dataweek 2018
LocationDen Bosch
Period29 Oct 2018 → 3 Nov 2018

Keywords

  • Music
  • Opera
  • Recommender Systems
  • Data Science