I am currently a researcher in the Music Technology Group (MTG) at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), Barcelona, developing computational tools to assist with musicological research. I dedicate most of my time to melodic analysis in Indian Art Music (IAM) but have previously worked with Arab-Andalusian Music and on AI for automated music generation.

I am also a practicing musician involved in two Barcelona-based groups: (1) Mukti (मुक्ति), a duo of myself and Jyoti Narang, combining North Indian folk singing with European dance/guitar traditions and (2) Awa pa los Calvos, a 7-piece band combining rumba flamenca with funk/soul.

Prior to academia, I worked on machine learning teams at Channel 4 Television, Glovo, Typeform, and Crowdlinker, focussing on user-facing personalization and recommendation products.

Journal Publications

Thomas Nuttall, Miguel Garcia Casado, Andres Ferraro, Darrell Conklin, Rafael Caro Repetto. “A computational exploration of melodic patterns in Arab-Andalusian music.” Journal of Mathematics and Music (2021): 1-13. paper

Conference Papers

Thomas Nuttall, Genís Plaja, Lara Pearson, Xavier Serra. “In Search of Sañcaras: Tradition-Informed Repeated Melodic Pattern Recognition in Carnatic Music” Proceedings of the 23rd International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference, ISMIR 2022. paper | code

Thomas Nuttall, Genís Plaja, Lara Pearson, Xavier Serra. “The Matrix profile for motif discovery in audio - an example application in Carnatic music.” Proceedings of the 15th International Symposium on Computer Music Multidisciplinary Research, CMMR 2021. paper | code

Thomas Nuttall, Behzad Haki, Sergi Jorda. “Transformer Neural Networks for Automated Rhythm Generation.” New Interfaces for Musical Expression Conference, NIME 2021. paper | code

Genís Plaja, Thomas Nuttall, Xavier Serra, Marius Mirion. “Continuing CompMusic: New approaches in the computational analysis of Carnatic Music.” Accepted for publication in the 26th International Symposium on Frontiers of Research in Speech and Music, FRSM 2021. paper

Thomas Nuttall, Miguel Garcia Casado, Rafael Caro Repetto, Xavier Serra. “Contributing to new musicological theories with computational methods: the case of centonization in arab-andalusian music.” Proceedings of the 20th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference, ISMIR 2019. paper | code

Talks and Workshops

Thomas Nuttall, Genís Plaja, Lara Pearson, Brindha Manickavasakan, "Computational Methods For Supporting Corpus-Based Research On Indian Art Music" Accepted tutorial at the 23rd International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference, ISMIR 2022. link

Thomas Nuttall, Genís Plaja, et al, "CompMusic workshop 2022: Introduction to Computational Musicology, a Carnatic Music perspective" 5-day workshop alongside the 23rd International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference, ISMIR 2022. link

Thomas Nuttall. “Segmenting Channel 4 Viewers using LDA Topic Modelling.” PyData London, 2017. link

Performances

Awa pa Los Calvos at Plaça Navas, Festa Major Popular del Poble Sec, 16th July 2022. link

Some music to be posted here in future...