Since 2004, the COFLA group presents on a regular basis advances in computational approaches to flamenco music illustrated with live flamenco performances in conferences targeting a general or particular audience.

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Upcoming talks

October 26th, 27th 2017
Maths, Computation and Flamenco.
J.M. Díaz-Báñez and N. Kroher
University of Seville.
Lambda World: A functional programming, Cádiz.

In this talk we show some links between flamenco music, mathematics and computer science and give some examples on the study of flamenco music from a technological perspective. In particular, we analyze the specific geometric properties of flamenco rhythmics and we show some tools for the automatic description of flamenco pieces that can be applied for estructural segmentation, melodic similarity and query by humming, among others. In order to transmit the flamenco essence, for every topic we illustrate the flamenco concepts with live performances with guitar, singing and dancing. Our research is developed in the Project Cofla. See for more info.

Past talks

flyer 17-02-2016, 16-20h
El flamenco y las matemáticas.
Sede de Bollullos del CEP Bollullos/Valverde
01-03-2016, 19-21h
Flamenco y matemáticas. Una asociación inesperada. 
Caixa Forum, Lleida

Matemáticas y Flamenco: una asociación inesperada. (Congreso Provincial de Profesores de Matemáticas, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Noviembre 2015).

COmputation and FLAmenco: Why is flamenco interesting for MIR research? Tutorial: October 26th, 2015, Málaga, Spain 16th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference (ISMIR).

Flamenco, matemáticas y tecnología musical.. Charla invitada en Noche Europea de los investigadores. Universidad de Sevilla, CSIC. Sevilla 2014 y 2015.

Algoritmos para un análisis filogenético de la música flamenca. 2014. Facultad de Biología. Universidad de Sevilla.

Matemáticas y Flamenco. (I Jornadas de Divulgación Científica y Artística, Salas, Oviedo, 11-06-2012).

Mathematical Engineering Applied to Flamenco Music. (Invited Talk in RADECS, Sevilla, 22-09-2011).

A brief introduction to flamenco music. (ESMUC, Barcelona, 17-07-2007).

Geometry and flamenco music. (Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña, 09-02-2007).

Math and flamenco. (Universidad de La Habana, Cuba, 17-04-2006).

A mathematical and computational analysis of flamenco rhythms. (Dpto de Matemáticas, Universidad de Murcia, 04-05-2006).

Matemáticas y flamenco. (Jornadas sobre el estímulo del talento matemático en Bachillerato. Facultad de Matemáticas. Universidad de Sevilla, 24-03-2006).

Fundamentos de un cante flamenco: la soleá. (Paraninfo de la Universidad de Sevilla, 26-04-2005).

Análisis filogenético del compás flamenco. (XXXII Congreso Internacional de Arte Flamenco, Mairena del Alcor, Sevilla, 2004).