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RE: Music notation and Digital Publishing at TPAC

From: Bill Kasdorf <bkasdorf@apexcovantage.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:33:01 +0000
To: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>, W3C Digital Publishing IG <public-digipub-ig@w3.org>
CC: Markus Gylling <markus.gylling@gmail.com>, Tzviya Siegman <tsiegman@wiley.com>, Joseph Berkovitz <joe@noteflight.com>
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I have some distant acquaintance with this issue (I designed quite a few of the glyphs of the Mergenthaler music notation font!) and have some friends (two in particular-I was just talking with them about this in August) who could contribute some important insight. Although I have not worked in that area for decades, I very much agree with Mr. Berkovitz and would be interested in chatting with him. I am only at TPAC Wednesday afternoon-Friday. The links didn't come through in your forwarded e-mail, but if [2] is in the afternoon I'll try to make it.

--Bill Kasdorf

From: Ivan Herman [mailto:ivan@w3.org]
Sent: Monday, October 20, 2014 11:03 AM
To: W3C Digital Publishing IG
Cc: Markus Gylling; Tzviya Siegman; Joseph Berkovitz
Subject: Fwd: Music notation and Digital Publishing at TPAC


We have a new member at W3C, Hal Leonard. They are not yet officially member of the IG, so they could not post this mail directly on the list, so I serve here as a conduit...


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From: Joseph Berkovitz <joe@noteflight.com<mailto:joe@noteflight.com>>
Subject: Re: Music notation and Digital Publishing at TPAC
Date: 20 Oct 2014 16:07:39 GMT+2
To: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org<mailto:ivan@w3.org>>
Cc: Karen L Myers <karen@w3.org<mailto:karen@w3.org>>


Hello Digital Publishing Chairs/Staff,

First, I'd like to introduce myself; I'm the AC Rep for new W3C member Hal Leonard, a global publisher of music and music-related content.  I am also the co-chair of the Web Audio WG.  (Technically my employer is Noteflight, a web-based notation app company that is a subsidiary of Hal Leonard.)

I will be attending TPAC Monday through Wednesday, and I'm very interested in having a conversation about music notation markup with interested parties from your IG if possible. I see music notation markup as a parallel use case to mathematical markup in many ways, and I noted that you have a task force for STEM looking at declarative formats in science/tech/engineering/math. (If you've encountered the acronym "STEAM" - the "A" standing for Arts - this maps perfectly onto my thinking. I'm broadly interested in infusing EPUB standards with an awareness of artistic content.) Perhaps some members of that task force might be particularly interested.

I'd appreciate any thoughts you have on how we might connect while I'm at TPAC. We have a short segment Tuesday afternoon in our Audio group meeting [1] devoted to music notation; in addition, I've proposed a breakout session for Wednesday [2] that will focus on music notation markup with somewhat more time to spend. But some informal conversation would be nice too!

Thanks in advance for your time.


.            .       .    .  . ...Joe

Joe Berkovitz

Noteflight LLC
Boston, Mass.
phone: +1 978 314 6271
"Your music, everywhere"

On Oct 20, 2014, at 5:52 AM, Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org<mailto:ivan@w3.org>> wrote:

Ivan Herman, W3C
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