Refereed Publications

Vander Wilt, D. & Farbood, M. M. (2019). Live audio description (AD): Syncing pre-recorded AD tracks to a live musical theater performance. In Proceedings of the 21st International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS '19). Pittsburgh, PA.

Vander Wilt, D. & Farbood, M. M. (2019). Method and system for aligning audio description to a live musical theater performance. In M. Aramaki, O. Derrien, R. Kronland-Martinet, & S. Ystad (Eds.), (pp. 103-111). Proceedings of the 14th International Symposium on Computer Music Multidisciplinary Research (CMMR). Marseille, France. [pdf]

Vander Wilt, D. & Farbood, M. M. (2019). Automating audio description for live theater: Using reference recordings to trigger descriptive tracks in real time. In Proceedings of ACM Audio Mostly (AM '19). Nottingham, UK. *Received Best Paper Award

Farbood, M. M. & Mavromatis, P. (2018). The mutability of pitch memory in a tonal context. Psychomusicology, 28(1), 1-16. [Link] [pdf]

McFee, B., Nieto, O., Farbood, M. M., & Bello, J. P. (2017). Evaluating hierarchical structure in music annotations. Frontiers in Psychology, 8, Article 1337. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01337 [pdf]

Farbood, M. M. & Price, K. (2017). The contribution of timbre attributes to musical tension. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 141(1), 419-427. [Link] [pdf]

Farbood, M. M. (2016). Memory of a tonal center after modulation. Music Perception, 34(1), 71-93. [pdf] [UC Press statement]

Farbood, M. M. (2016). Modeling audiovisual tension. In Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition, 62-63. San Francisco, USA. [pdf]

Farbood, M. M., Heeger, D., Marcus, G., Hasson, R., & Lerner, Y. (2015). The neural processing of hierarchical structure in music and speech at different timescales. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 9, Article 157. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2015.00157 [pdf]

Farbood, M. M., Rowland, J., Marcus, G., Ghitza, O., & Poeppel, D. (2015). Decoding time for the identification of musical key. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 77(1), 28-35. [link]

Farbood, M. M., & Price, K. (2014). Timbral features contributing to perceived auditory and musical tension. Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition. Seoul, Korea. [pdf]

Nieto, O. & Farbood, M. M. (2014). Identifying polyphonic musical patterns from audio recordings using music segmentation techniques. Proceedings of the 15th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference (ISMIR 2014). Taipei, Taiwan. [pdf]

Nieto, O., Farbood, M. M., Jehan, T., & Bello, J. P. (2014). Perceptual analysis of the F-measure for evaluating section boundaries in music. Proceedings of the 15th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference (ISMIR 2014). Taipei, Taiwan. [pdf]

Nieto, O., & Farbood, M. (2014). Music segmentation techniques and greedy path-finder algorithm to discover musical patterns. Music Information Retrieval Evaluation eXchange (MIREX). Taipei, Taiwan. [pdf]

Farbood, M. M., & Upham, F. (2013). Interpreting expressive performance through listener judgments of musical tension. Frontiers in Psychology, 4, Article 998, 1-15. [pdf]

Farbood, M. M., Marcus, G., & Poeppel, D. (2013). Temporal dynamics and the identification of musical key. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 39(4), 911-918. [link] [pdf]

Nieto, O., & Farbood, M. (2013). Discovering musical patterns using audio structural segmentation techniques. Music Information Retrieval Evaluation eXchange (MIREX). Curitiba, Brazil. [pdf]

Farbood, M. M. (2012). A parametric, temporal model of musical tension. Music Perception, 29(4), 387-428. [pdf] [UC Press statement]

Nieto, O. & Farbood, M. M. (2012). Automatic extraction of musical motives based on perceptual grouping. In E. Cambouropoulos, C. Tsougras, P. Mavromatis, & K. Pastiades (Eds.), (pp. 723-727). Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition. Thessaloniki, Greece. [pdf]

Farbood, M. M. (2012). Memory of a prior key after modulation. In E. Cambouropoulos, C. Tsougras, P. Mavromatis, & K. Pastiades (Eds.), (288). Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition. Thessaloniki, Greece. [pdf]

Farbood, M. M., Ghitza, O., Rowland, J., Marcus, G., & Poeppel, D. (2012). How fast can music and speech be perceived? Key identification in time-compressed music with periodic insertions of silence. In E. Cambouropoulos, C. Tsougras, P. Mavromatis, & K. Pastiades (Eds.), (pp. 290-291). Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition. Thessaloniki, Greece. [pdf]

Mavromatis, P. & Farbood, M. M. (2012). The effect of tonal context on short-term memory for pitch. In E. Cambouropoulos, C. Tsougras, P. Mavromatis, & K. Pastiades (Eds.), (674-675). Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition. Thessaloniki, Greece. [pdf]

Farbood, M. M., Marcus, G., Mavromatis, P., & Poeppel, D. (2010). The effect of structure and rate variation on key-finding. In S. M. Demorest, S. J. Morrison, & P. S. Campbell (Eds.), (pp. 36-40). Proceedings of the 11th International Conference of Music Perception and Cognition. Seattle, USA. [pdf]

Farbood, M. M. (2010). Working memory and the perception of hierarchical tonal structures. In S. M. Demorest, S. J. Morrison, & P. S. Campbell (Eds.), (pp. 219-222). Proceedings of the 11th International Conference of Music Perception and Cognition. Seattle, USA. [pdf]

Andreopoulou, A. & Farbood, M. M. (2010). Short-term pitch memory in western vs. other equal temperament tuning systems. In E. Gómez, P. Herrera, & R. Ramírez (Eds.), (pp. 491-495). Proceedings of the 7th Sound and Music Computer Conference. Barcelona, Spain. [pdf]

Farbood, M. M. & Schoner, B. (2009). Determining feature relevance in subject responses to musical stimuli. Communications in Computer and Information Science: Mathematics and Computation in Music, 38, 115-129. Springer Verlag. [pdf]

Farbood, M. M. (2008). A global model of musical tension. In K. Miyazaki, Y. Hiraga, M. Adachi, Y. Nakajima, & M. Tsuzaki (Eds.), (pp. 690-695). Proceedings of the 10th International Conference of Music Perception and Cognition. Sapporo, Japan. [pdf]

Farbood, M. M., Kaufman, H., & Jennings, K. (2007). Composing with Hyperscore: An intuitive interface for visualizing musical structure. In Proceedings of the 2007 International Computer Music Conference, 111-117. San Francisco: ICMA. [pdf]

Farbood, M. M., Pasztor, E., & Jennings, K. (2004). Hyperscore: A graphical sketchpad for novice composers. IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, 24(1), 50-54. [pdf]

Farbood, M. M., & Schoner, B. (2001). Analysis and synthesis of Palestrina-style counterpoint using Markov chains. In Proceedings of the 2001 International Computer Music Conference, 471-474. San Francisco: ICMA. [pdf]


Book Reviews and Recordings

Ein Lämmlein: 17th-Century German Passion Music. (CD released 2011). Teares of the Muses, the New York University Collegium Viol Consort, directed by Margaret Panofsky, Morwaread Farbood, organ. [Amazon]

Farbood, M. M. (2009). Review of Music for a Mixed Taste: Style, Genre, and Meaning in Telemann's Instrumental Works by Steven Zohn. Early Music America, Spring 2009. [pdf]

Farbood, M. M. (2008). Review of Alessandro and Domenico Scarlatti: Two Lives in One by Roberto Pagano. Early Music America, Spring 2008. [pdf]


Theses

Farbood, M. M. (2006). A Quantitative, Parametric Model of Musical Tension. Ph.D. Dissertation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Farbood, M. M. (2001). Hyperscore: A New Approach to Interactive Computer-Generated Music. S.M. Thesis, MIT Media Laboratory.

Farbood, M. M. (1997). Missa for Chorus and Orchestra. A.B. Thesis, Harvard College.