Singing with Data

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Description

Can we use recommender technologies to help people to acquire new (music) preferences? We took that challenge again during the Den Bosch Dataweek. In 2018, we tuned a concert program of an opera singer to the Spotify profiles of the audience. This year, we invited two choirs. One choir (Pop-soul choir Rosmalen) with a repertoire of mostly popular music and one choir (Strijps Kamerkoor), a classical chamber choir. We tuned the program to the musical profiles of the audience, but also shaped the program in such a way, that we could predict for each visitor which song of each pair of songs performed by the choirs they would like most. We provided the visitors with an app to measure and show their preferences and test whether our predictions were correct. In this blog we discuss the setup and results, showing that we can indeed predict, to some extent, what songs our visitors would like best during a live concert based on their spotify profiles.

Period14 Nov 2019 → 23 Dec 2019

Media contributions

2

Media contributions

  • TitleSinging with Data
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletMedium blog post
    Media typeWeb
    Duration/Length/Size9 min read
    CountryNetherlands
    Date23/12/19
    DescriptionCan we use recommender technologies to help people to acquire new (music) preferences? We took that challenge again during the Den Bosch Dataweek. In 2018, we tuned a concert program of an opera singer to the Spotify profiles of the audience. This year, we invited two choirs. One choir (Pop-soul choir Rosmalen) with a repertoire of mostly popular music and one choir (Strijps Kamerkoor), a classical chamber choir. We tuned the program to the musical profiles of the audience, but also shaped the program in such a way, that we could predict for each visitor which song of each pair of songs performed by the choirs they would like most. We provided the visitors with an app to measure and show their preferences and test whether our predictions were correct. In this blog we discuss the setup and results, showing that we can indeed predict, to some extent, what songs our visitors would like best during a live concert based on their spotify profiles.
    Producer/AuthorMartijn Willemsen
    URLhttps://medium.com/@m.c.willemsen/singing-with-data-7556bd98a0eb
    PersonsMartijn C. Willemsen
  • TitleDen Bosch dataweek aftermovie
    Media name/outletyoutube
    CountryNetherlands
    Date14/11/19
    Producer/AuthorGemeente Den Bosch
    URLhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99xaD6xhLgA
    PersonsMartijn C. Willemsen

Exhibition

TitleDen Bosch Dataweek
LocationJADS Marienburg, Den Bosch, Netherlands
Period28 Oct 2019 → 2 Nov 2019
Linkhttps://www.jads.nl/dbdw-2019.html

Keywords

  • Data Science
  • Music
  • Spotify
  • Recommender Systems