The main aim of the Jazzomat Research Project is to investigate the creative processes underlying jazz solo improvisations with the help of statistical and computational methods. The overarching goal is to explore the cognitive and cultural foundations of jazz solo improvisation. To this end, the Weimar Jazz Database, a comprehensive and representative database of jazz solo transcription is being built up, and an open-source Python Library, the MeloSpyLib is developed for analysis purposes.
Two women pose for a photograph with a pair of New York City police officers at the Union Square station at the culmination of the 18th annual No Pants Subway Ride, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, in New York. The only requirements for the Improv Everywhere-sponsored prank, which started in New York, but is now staged in multiple cities worldwide, are that participants be willing to take their pants off on the subway and keep a straight face about it. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)