TuneTracker

Norman Makoto Su, Bryan Duggan
2014 Proceedings of the 2014 conference on Designing interactive systems - DIS '14  
We describe the design and deployment of the first system ever to dynamically track and publish records of folk music playing. TuneTracker is a software system that has been, at time of writing, deployed at a pub in Dublin, Ireland for five months. It captures, stores, and posts the names of tunes played in Irish traditional music sessions on a public website. This paper makes two contributions: (1) drawing from a two year ethnographic study of trad musicians, it details the design and
more » ... design and development of a system to track and publish traditional musicians' practices while respecting the ethos of tradition, and (2) it presents a discussion of professional musicians' reactions to having their music practices surveilled. This latter fieldwork revealed divergent viewpoints on the effect that TuneTracker would have on local sessions and the process of tradition.
doi:10.1145/2598510.2598559 dblp:conf/ACMdis/SuD14 fatcat:25cbqhv3brghzle7tyruy3jm2i