Olivier Lartillot

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Short bio: Olivier Lartillot is a researcher working in the fields of computational music and sound analysis and artificial intelligence. He designed MIRtoolbox, a referential tool for music feature extraction from audio. He also works on symbolic music analysis, notably on sequential pattern mining. In the context of his 5-year Academy of Finland research fellowship, he conceived the MiningSuite, an analytical framework that combines audio and symbolic research.

Olivier just finished working for the SoundTracer project, an innovation project in collaboration with the National Library of Norway. The idea was to develop a prototype mobile app for a "query-by-gesturing" system, in which the user would perform a gesture and retrieve a sound file from the entire collection of the National Library of Norway.

As part of the SoundTracer project, he worked in particular on the automated transcription of Norwegian fiddle music. He discussed this topic in the international conference on music perception and cognition (ICMPC 2018):

Olivier continues developing his music analysis software MiningSuite with planned integration of musical gesture analysis. He also collaborates on the TIME project.

Olivier has given courses in Music Information Retrieval, conference tutorials and has taught in various summer schools. He has collaborated on various projects around the topics of artificial intelligence, signal processing, cognitive science, neuroscience, music analysis, ethnomusicology and music therapy. He has written 80 articles, with more than 2000 citations. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Transactions of the International Society for Music Information Retrieval, is an expert evaluator for the European Commission's Horizon 2020 program and has participated to the Program Committees of various conferences.


  • Researcher at the Department for Architecture, Design and Media Technology, Aalborg University, Denmark (2014-2016)
  • Academy of Finland research fellow (2009-2014) and previously post-doc (2004-2009) at the Finnish Centre of Excellence in Interdisciplinary Music Research, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
  • Scientific collaborator at the Swiss Center for Affective Sciences, University of Geneva, Switzerland (2012-2013)
  • PhD at Ircam - Centre George Pompidou, UPMC Paris University (2000-2004)
  • ATIAM Master at Ircam - Centre George Pompidou, UPMC Paris University (1999-2000)
  • Supélec engineering school, France (1996-1999)
  • Art degree in Musicology, Sorbonne University, Paris, France (1996-1999)

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Finner musikk ved å bevege hånden

Ved å bevege mobiltelefonen i lufta kan du søke etter musikk på biblioteket. En ny app gjør det mulig.

Foto: Toril Haugen


  • Lartillot, Olivier; Thedens, Hans-Hinrich & Jensenius, Alexander Refsum (2018). Computational model of pitch detection, perceptive foundations, and application to Norwegian fiddle music, In Richard Parncutt & Sabrina Sattmann (ed.),  Proceedings of ICMPC15/ESCOM10.  Centre for Systematic Musicology, University of Graz.  ISBN 978-3-200-05771-5.  article.  s 252 - 255 Show summary
  • Lartillot, Olivier (2018). Computational musicological analysis of notated music: a brief overview. Show summary
Published Aug. 14, 2017 11:01 AM - Last modified Dec. 19, 2018 3:26 PM