David Lewis

Research Associate


David Lewis is a researcher at the Centre and at Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter at the Universität des Saarlandes in Germany. Having trained as a musicologist, he focuses his research on ways that computers and computational approaches can help musicology and other musical activities.

He has worked on online resources for instrumental music (Electronic Corpus of Lute Music), music theory (Johannes Tinctoris: Complete Theoretical Works and Thesaurus Musicarum Italicarum) and work catalogues (Delius Catalogue of Works). His current research at the Centre explores uses of Linked Data to support and extend the exploration and sharing of musical information and research.

David Lewis has taught on both music and computing degrees, and his study guide on database systems has been published by the University of London international programme.


Lewis, David; Crawford, Tim and Müllensiefen, Daniel. 2016. Instrumental idiom in the 16th century: embellishment patterns in arrangements of vocal music. Proceedings of the 17th conference of the International Society for Music Information Retrieval, pp. 524-530.

Gale, Michael and Lewis, David. 2015. Musical texts and information retrieval: the case of the early modern battaglia. Early Music, 43(4), pp. 587-595. ISSN 0306-1078

Lewis, Richard; Crawford, Tim and Lewis, David. 2015. Exploring information retrieval, semantic technologies and workflows for music scholarship: the Transforming Musicology project. Early Music, 43(4), pp. 635-647. ISSN 0306-1078