“Listen, Understand, Act” by highersights is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

This year has been my second time participating at the International Society for Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR) conference. A year marked by the COVID-19 pandemic, the death of George Floyd and the consequent protest in the US, the Black Lives Matter movement, and the protest in Hong Kong. The list goes on of events which have (and will) make a substantial impact upon our society — events to which it is difficult to remain passive.

To participate at ISMIR as a “listener” without having any accepted paper is without a doubt a stroke of luck, thanks only to the fact…

Lorenzo Porcaro

PhD Student at Music Technology Group — Barcelona. Data scientist studying the impact of IT on our society.

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