194.039 Intelligent Audio and Music Analysis
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021W, VU, 3.0h, 4.5EC


  • Semester hours: 3.0
  • Credits: 4.5
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to explain basics in acoustic signal processing, auditory scene analysis, and music information retrieval, implement and apply current techniques in these areas, critically evaluate methods, and—based on this—develop new methods.

Subject of course

Selected topics from the areas of acoustic signal processing, auditory scene analysis, and music information retrieval are presented and discussed, comprising the following:

- Fundamentals of audio processing, analysis, and description
- Audio event detection and classification
- Detection and tracking of musical events
- Tracking of musical concepts (e.g., beats, meter, key)
- Instrument detection and transcription
- Real-time tracking of audio events
- Music genre classification and tagging
- Multi-modality in semantic music description
- Music retrieval and recommendation

Topics are contextualized historically, giving an overview of the development from hand-crafted features to recent deep learning based methods, including convolutional and recurrent neural networks. Emphasis is given to aspects of evaluation, such as used metrics and ground truth construction. Understanding of theoretical concepts is deepened through accompanying applied lab exercises.

Teaching methods

Lectures, practical assignments

Mode of examination


Additional information

Oct 6, 14:15 Preliminary Discussion (Vorbesprechung) online (Zoom)

Zoom Meeting: https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/96301606484?pwd=UEc2TEYxTFRrTjdkb1kzeGR3eXpUZz09

Meeting ID: 963 0160 6484, Password: b8x2HKuH


ECTS Breakdown: 3.0h = 4.5 ECTS = 112.5 hours
  • 20.0h – lectures
  • 66.5h – practical tasks
  • 25.0h – preparation for examination
  •  1.0h – written examination



Course dates

Wed14:15 - 15:4506.10.2021 - 26.01.2022 Zoom (see TUWEL)Lecture
Intelligent Audio and Music Analysis - Single appointments
Wed06.10.202114:15 - 15:45 Zoom (see TUWEL)Lecture
Wed13.10.202114:15 - 15:45 Zoom (see TUWEL)Lecture
Wed20.10.202114:15 - 15:45 Zoom (see TUWEL)Lecture
Wed27.10.202114:15 - 15:45 Zoom (see TUWEL)Lecture
Wed03.11.202114:15 - 15:45 Zoom (see TUWEL)Lecture
Wed10.11.202114:15 - 15:45 Zoom (see TUWEL)Lecture
Wed17.11.202114:15 - 15:45 Zoom (see TUWEL)Lecture
Wed24.11.202114:15 - 15:45 Zoom (see TUWEL)Lecture
Wed01.12.202114:15 - 15:45 Zoom (see TUWEL)Lecture
Wed15.12.202114:15 - 15:45 Zoom (see TUWEL)Lecture
Wed12.01.202214:15 - 15:45 Zoom (see TUWEL)Lecture
Wed19.01.202214:15 - 15:45 Zoom (see TUWEL)Lecture
Wed26.01.202214:15 - 15:45 Zoom (see TUWEL)Lecture

Examination modalities

3 practical assignment blocks, written exam


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Wed - 19.01.2022written31.12.2021 19:30 - 17.01.2022 16:00TISSWritten Exam

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
05.09.2021 07:00 27.10.2021 23:59 27.10.2021 23:59



No lecture notes are available.