Research Papers

Publications

(* = equal contribution, italics = student supervisee, bold = own name)

BOOKS:

Savage, P. E. (Under contract). Comparative musicology: The science of the world’s music. Oxford University Press.


PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES:

Whitehouse, H.*, François, P.*, Savage, P. E.*, Currie, T. E., Feeney, K. C., Cioni, E., Purcell, R., Ross, R. M., Larson, J., Baines, J., ter Haar, B., Covey, A., Turchin, P. (2019). Complex societies precede moralizing gods throughout world history. Nature, 568, 226–229.

Savage, P. E. (2019). Cultural evolution of music. Palgrave Communications, 5(6), 1–12. doi: 10.1057/s41599-019-0221-1

Savage, P. E. (2018). Alan Lomax’s Cantometrics Project: A comprehensive review. Music & Science, 1, 1–19. doi: 10.1177/2059204318786084

Turchin, P., Currie, T. E., Whitehouse, H., Francois, P., Feeney, K., Mullins, D., Hoyer, D., Collins, C., Grohmann, S., Savage, P. E., Mendel-Gleason, G., Turner, E., Dupeyron, A., Cioni, E., Reddish, J., Levine, J., Jordan, G., Brandl, E., Williams, A., Cesaretti, R., Krueger, M., Cecceralli, A., Figliulo-Rosswurm, J., Peregrine, P., Marciniak, A., Preiser-Kapeller, J., Kradin, N., Korotayev, A., Palmisano, A., Baker, D., Bidmead, J., Bol, P., Christian, D., Cook, C., Covey, A., Feinman, G., Júlíusson, Á. D., Kristinsson, A., Miksic, J., Mostern, R., Petrie, C., Rudiak-Gould, P., ter Haar, B., Wallace, V., Mair, V., Xie, L., Baines, J., Bridges, E., Manning, J., Lockhart, B., Tuan, P.-J., Bogaard, A., Spencer, C. (2018). Quantitative historical analysis uncovers a single dimension of complexity that structures global variation in human social organization. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 115(2), E144–E151.

Mullins, D. A.*, Hoyer, D.*, Collins, C., Currie, T., Fenney, K., François, P., Savage, P. E., Whitehouse, H., Turchin, P. (2018). A systematic assessment of “Axial Age” proposals using global comparative historical evidence. American Sociological Review, 83(3), 596–626.

Ellis, B. K., Hwang, H., Savage, P. E., Pan, B.-Y., Cohen, A., and Brown, S. (2018). Identifying style-types in a sample of musical improvisations using dimensional reduction and cluster analysis. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts 12(1), 110–122.

Savage, P.E., Tierney, A.T., & Patel, A.D. (2017). Global music recordings support the motor constraint hypothesis for human and avian song contour. Music Perception, 34(3), 327-334.

Savage, P.E., Brown, S., Sakai, E., & Currie, T.E. (2015). Statistical universals reveal the structures and functions of human music. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 112(29), 8987–8992.

Savage, P.E., Matsumae, H., Oota, H., Stoneking, M., Currie, T.E., Tajima, A., Gillan, M., & Brown, S. (2015). How ‘circumpolar’ is Ainu music? Musical and genetic perspectives on the history of the Japanese archipelago. Ethnomusicology Forum 24(3), 443-467.

Brown, S., Savage, P.E., Ko, A. M.-S., Stoneking, M., Ko, Y.-C., Loo, J.-H., & Trejaut, J.A. (2014). Correlations in the population structure of music, genes, and language. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 281(1774), 20132072.

Savage, P.E. & Brown, S. (2014). Mapping music: Cluster analysis of song-type frequencies within and between cultures. Ethnomusicology, 58(1) 133-155.

Savage, P.E. & Brown, S. (2014). Pour une nouvelle musicologie comparée: Cinq champs de recherche, cinq débats essentiels. Anthropologie et Sociétés, 38(1) 193-216.

Takezawa, Y., Kato, K., Oota, H., Caulfield, T., Fujimoto, A., Honda, S., Kamatani, N., Kawamura, S., Kawashima, K., Kimura, R., Matsumae, H., Saito, A., Savage, P. E., Seguchi, N., Shimizu, K., Terao, S., Yamaguchi-Kabata, Y., Yasukouchi, A., Yoneda, M., Tokunaga, K. (2014). Human genetic research, race, ethnicity and the labeling of populations: Recommendations based on an interdisciplinary workshop in Japan. BMC Medical Ethics, 15(33). doi: 10.1186/1472-6939-15-33.

Savage, P.E. & Brown, S. (2013). Toward a new comparative musicology. Analytical Approaches to World Music, 2(2) 148-197.

Savage, P.E., Merritt, E., Rzeszutek, T., & Brown, S. (2012). CantoCore: A new cross-cultural song classification scheme. Analytical Approaches to World Music, 2(1), 87-137.

Rzeszutek, T., Savage, P. E., & Brown, S. (2012). The structure of cross-cultural musical diversity. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 279(1733), 1602-1612.


PEER-REVIEWED CONFERENCE PROCEEDING PAPERS:

Savage, P. E., Cronin, C., Müllensiefen, D., & Atkinson, Q. D. (2018). Quantitative evaluation of music copyright infringement. In Proceedings of the 8th International Workshop on Folk Music Analysis (FMA2018), 61–66.

Savage, P. E., & Atkinson, Q. D. Automatic tune family identification by musical sequence alignment. (2015). Proceedings of the 16th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference (ISMIR 2015), 162-168.


OTHER:

Whitehouse, H., François, P., Savage, P. E., Currie, T. E., Feeney, K. C., Cioni, E., Purcell, R., Ross, R. M., Larson, J., Baines, J., ter Haar, B., Covey, A., Turchin, P. (In press). A new era in the study of global history is born but it needs to be nurtured. Journal of Cognitive Historiography.

Turchin, P., Whitehouse, H., François, P., Hoyer, D., Alves, A., Baines, J., Baker, D.,Bartkowiak, M., Bates, J., Bennett, J., Bidmead, J., Bol, P., Ceccarelli, A., Christakis, K., Christian, D., Covey, A., De Angelis, F., Earle, T. K., Edwards, N. R., Feinman, G., Grohmann, S., Holden, P. B., Júlíusson, Á., Korotayev, A., Kradin, N., Kristinsson, A., Larson, J., Litwin, O., Mair, V., Manning, J. G., Manning, P., Marciniak, A., McMahon, G., Miksic, J., Moreno Garcia, J. C., Morris, I., Mostern, R., Mullins, D., Oyebamiji, O., Peregrine, P., Petrie, C., Prieser-Kapeller, J., Rudiak-Gould, P., Sabloff, P., Savage, P. E., Spencer, C., Stark, M., ter Haar, B., Thurner, S., Wallace, V., Witoszek, N., Xie, L. (In press). An introduction to Seshat: Global History Databank. Journal of Cognitive Historiography.

Savage, P.E. (2019). Universals. In J. L. Sturman (Ed.), The SAGE International Encyclopedia of Music and Culture (p. 2282-2285). SAGE Publications.

Savage, P. E. (In press). The need for global studies. In D. Shanahan, A. Burgoyne, & I. Quinn (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Music and Corpus Studies. New York: Oxford University Press.

Ho, M.-J., Sato, S., Kuroyanagi, J., Six, J., Brown, S., Fujii, S., & Savage, P. E. (2018). Automatic analysis of global music recordings suggests scale tuning universals. In Extended abstracts for the Late-Breaking Demo Session of the 19th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference (ISMIR 2018), Paris, France.

Daikoku, H., Kinoshita, M., Fujii, S., & Savage, P. E. (2018). Human vs. automated judgements of cross-cultural musical similarity. In Extended abstracts for the Late-Breaking Demo Session of the 19th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference (ISMIR 2018), Paris, France.

Sato, S., Fujii, S., & Savage, P. E. (2018). Automated comparison of children’s and adult songs supports the vocal mistuning theory of scale origins. In Extended abstracts for the Late-Breaking Demo Session of the 19th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference (ISMIR 2018), Paris, France.

Konno, R., Savage, P. E., Schlaug, G., & Fujii, S. (2018). Development and reliability of the Harvard Beat Assessment Test iOS app. In Extended abstracts for the Late-Breaking Demo Session of the 19th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference (ISMIR 2018), Paris, France.

Currie, T. E., Turchin, P., Whitehouse, H., Francois, P., Feeney, K., Mullins, D., Hoyer, D., Collins, C., Grohmann, S., Savage, P. E., Mendel-Gleason, G., Turner, E., Dupeyron, A., Cioni, E., Reddish, J., Levine, J., Jordan, G., Brandl, E., Williams, A., Cesaretti, R., Krueger, M., Cecceralli, A., Figliulo-Rosswurm, J., Peregrine, P., Marciniak, A., Preiser-Kapeller, J., Kradin, N., Korotayev, A., Palmisano, A., Baker, D., Bidmead, J., Bol, P., Christian, D., Cook, C., Covey, A., Feinman, G., Júlíusson, Á. D., Kristinsson, A., Miksic, J., Mostern, R., Petrie, C., Rudiak-Gould, P., ter Haar, B., Wallace, V., Mair, V., Xie, L., Baines, J., Bridges, E., Manning, J., Lockhart, B., Tuan, P.-J., Bogaard, A., Spencer, C. (2018). Reply to Tosh et al: Quantitative analyses of cultural evolution require engagement with historical and archaeological research. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.

Savage, P. E. (2017). “Deep diversity” and other reflections on the inaugural Cultural Evolution Society conference. Seshat: Global History Databank blog.

Savage, P. E. (2017). “Solutions in Search of a Problem”: Commentary on Videira and Rosa (2017). Empirical Musicology Review, 12(3–4), 244–246.

Savage, P.E. (2017). 音楽の文化的進化を測る――ブリティッシュ・アメリカンと日本の民謡・ポップス・古典音楽の事例を通して [Measuring the cultural evolution of music: With case studies of British-American and Japanese folk, pop, and art music]. PhD dissertation in Musicology, Tokyo University of the Arts.

Leroi, A., Mauch, M., Savage, P. E., Benetos, E., Bello, J., Panteli, M., Six, J., & Weyde, T. (2015). The deep history of music project. In Proceedings of the Folk Music Analysis 2015 Workshop (pp. 83–84).

Savage, P.E. (2014). 音楽と遺伝子からみた日本列島への民族移動――アイヌ音楽の事例を中心に [Music, genes, and the peopling of Japan: With special reference to the music of the Ainu (in Japanese)]. MA thesis in Musicology, Tokyo University of the Arts.

Savage, P.E. (2011). Musical evolution and human migration: Classification, quantification, and application. MSc thesis in Psychology, McMaster University.


ARTICLES UNDER REVIEW/REVISION:

Savage, P. E., Whitehouse, H., François, P., Currie, T. E., Feeney, K. C., Cioni, E., Purcell, R., Ross, R. M., Larson, J., Baines, J., ter Haar, B., Covey, A., Turchin, P. (Under review). Reply to Beheim et al.: Reanalyses confirm robustness of original analyses.

Matsumae, H.*, Savage, P. E.*, Ranacher, P.*, Blasi, D., Currie, T. E., Sato, T., Tajima, A., Brown, S., Stoneking, M., Shimizu, K. K., Oota, H., Bickel, B. (Submitted). Exploring deep-time relationships between cultural and genetic evolution in Northeast Asia. Preprint: http://doi.org/10.1101/513929

Kuroyanagi, J., Sato, S., Ho, M.-J., Chiba, G., Six, J., Pfordresher, P., Tierney, A., Fujii, S., & Savage, P. E. (Submitted). Automatic comparison of human music, speech, and bird song suggests uniqueness of human scales.

Sato, S., Six, J., Pfordresher, P., Fujii, S., & Savage, P. E. (Submitted). Automatic comparison of global children’s and adult songs supports a sensorimotor hypothesis for the origin of musical scales.

Collins, C., Oyebamiji, O. K., Edwards, N. R., Holden, P. B., Williams, A., Jordan, G, Turner, E., Mullins, D. A., Hoyer, D., Grohman, S., Savage, P. E., Mendel-Gleason, G., Feeney, K., François, P., Whitehouse, H., Turchin, P., Currie, T. (Submitted). Combining historical and archaeological data with crop models to estimate agricultural productivity in past societies.

Cronin, C. & Savage, P. E. (Submitted). Give it up!: The “Blurred Lines” dispute and its harmful implications for music and musicians.

Savage, P. E. (Submitted). How science can improve music copyright.

Savage, P. E. & Currie, T. E. (Submitted). Music perception: No strong evidence to reject innate biases.