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The Interpersonal Entrainment in Music Performance Data Collection

Clayton, Martin; Tarsitani, Simone; Jankowsky, Richard; Jure, Luis; Leante, Laura; Polak, Rainer; Poole, Adrian; Rocamora, Martín; Alborno, Paolo; Camurri, Antonio; Eerola, Tuomas; Jacoby, Nori; Jakubowski, Kelly

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Richard Jankowsky

Luis Jure

Laura Leante

Rainer Polak

Adrian Poole

Martín Rocamora

Paolo Alborno

Antonio Camurri

Nori Jacoby


The Interpersonal Entrainment in Music Performance Data Collection (IEMPDC) comprises six related corpora of music research materials: Cuban Son & Salsa (CSS), European String Quartet (ESQ), Malian Jembe (MJ), North Indian Raga (NIR), Tunisian Stambeli (TS), and Uruguayan Candombe (UC). The core data for each corpus comprises media files and computationally extracted event onset timing data. Annotation of metrical structure and code used in the preparation of the collection is also shared. The collection is unprecedented in size and level of detail and represents a significant new resource for empirical and computational research in music. In this article we introduce the main features of the data collection and the methods used in its preparation. Details of technical validation procedures and notes on data visualization are available as Appendices. We also contextualize the collection in relation to developments in Open Science and Open Data, discussing important distinctions between the two related concepts.


Clayton, M., Tarsitani, S., Jankowsky, R., Jure, L., Leante, L., Polak, R., …Jakubowski, K. (2021). The Interpersonal Entrainment in Music Performance Data Collection. Empirical Musicology Review, 16(1), 65-84.

Journal Article Type Article
Online Publication Date Dec 12, 2021
Publication Date 2021
Deposit Date Nov 4, 2019
Publicly Available Date Jan 4, 2022
Journal Empirical Musicology Review
Publisher The Ohio State University
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 16
Issue 1
Pages 65-84


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Copyright (c) 2021 Martin Clayton, Simone Tarsitani, Richard Jankowsky, Luis Jure, Laura Leante, Rainer Polak, Adrian Poole, Mart&iacute;n Rocamora, Paolo Alborno, Antonio Camurri, Tuomas Eerola, Nori Jacoby, Kelly Jakubowski<br /> <br /> Creative Commons License<br /> This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

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