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Fridays w/Faculty: Seth Keeton (University of Utah)
SongHellx: Artsong Discovery meets digital humanities

SongHelix is an online tool that enables users to easily comb through the vast repertoire of classical song in order to find novel relationships within the canon. Classical art song represents a completeness of form–a powerful unity of poetry and music. This unity provides singers and pianists the opportunity to weave their repertoire into an exceptionally moving experience. There has never been an easy way to search through the estimated hundreds of thousands of art songs for thematic links, keywords, or features. SongHelix brings this ever-evolving information available into one searchable location.

Students, teachers, scholars, modern composers, and performers will benefit from SongHelix's breadth and depth. When musicians are able to easily find repertoire that speaks to them, they can have a more powerful impact on their audience. This impact builds a strong sense of empathy in the listeners and enriches the local and world communities.