Supervision: Benjamin Ricaud

Project type: Semester project (master) Master thesis


The Montreux Jazz Festival archive, with its thousands of songs, offers a unique opportunity to discover music. However, the database is so huge that it is difficult to find a way trough this music jungle.

New tools for signal/data analysis and visualization are developed in the lab that could help extract relevant information from this large amount of data.

The project consists in:

  • extracting properties from each song spectrogram and creating a set of features characterizing the song,
  • creating a graph of songs grouped by similarity,
  • infering songs properties such as genre or style from this structure,
  • using cutting edge visualization techniques to explore and discover the dataset.

Requirements: A passion for music and some programming skills (python, matlab...).