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Joren Six - © Benn Deceuninck
Joren Six
© Benn Deceuninck

Hi, I’m Joren. I’m a computer scientist and do research in the field of Music Informatics, Music Information Retrieval, and Computational Ethnomusicology. You can find out more about me in my bio. On this website you can find a record of my research and other projects I have been working on. Most content on my blog is about music, software, electronics and my research. The content is more or less organized by tags, found at the bottom of every page.

The aim of my current research project is to gain novel musicological insights into a large dataset of music from Central Africa. While practicing ethnomusicological research on this dataset, we develop and publish useful software and methodologies for the (ethno)musicological research community.

From November 2009 until November 2013 this research project was organised at the School of Arts, University College Ghent, under supervision by Olmo Cornelis. Later, from November 2013 onward, the project turned into a 4 year doctoral research project hosted at IPEM, University Ghent under the supervision of Marc Leman. After a successful defense early 2018 a two year post-doc stint was started at the same research institute.


Joren Six – Doctoral Researcher
University Ghent, Belgium

Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 41
B-9000 Ghent

+32 (0)9 264 4107

Bio Joren Six

Bruges, Belgium, December 3th 1984;

In 2003 Joren Six started the course Professional Bachelor in Applied Computer Science at University College Ghent – Faculty Business Information and ICT . In 2006 he graduated developing an online survey system as an exchange student at Halmstad University – Sweden .

Next he started a Master of Science: Computer Science at University College Ghent – Faculty Applied Engineering Sciences. In 2008 he graduated with a master’s thesis about recommender systems .

After his studies he started at Vooruit Arts Centre to implement a recommender system and to help with IBBT research projects Vooruit was involved in: mainly the DEUS and CUPID projects. Joren kept working for the CUPID project but switched Vooruit for Cultuurnet Vlaanderen as employer in September 2009.

In 2009 he started working on a MIR-related research project at University College Ghent – Faculty of Music : Development and Application of MIR Techniques on Contemporary Classical and Ethnic Music. Late 2013 this project turned into a 4-year PhD-project at University Ghent, IPEM .

For an up-to date list with research output, please consult the page listing publications by Joren Six.

A bio in dutch is available as well.


Royal Museum For Central Africa University Ghent  Institute for Psychoacoustics and Electronic Music University College Ghent, Hogeschool Gent School of Arts, Ghent