Publications

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

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

Savage, P. E. (In press). An overview of cross-cultural music corpus studies. In D. Shanahan, A. Burgoyne, & I. Quinn (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Music and Corpus Studies. New York: Oxford University Press. Preprint: http://doi.org/10.31235/osf.io/nxtbg

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. doi: 10.1558/jch.39422. Preprint: https://osf.io/preprints/socarxiv/t8hgu

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. doi: 10.1558/jch.39395. Preprint: https://osf.io/preprints/socarxiv/394w2

Jacoby, N.*, Margulis, E.*, Clayton, M., Hannon, E., Honing, H., Iversen, J., Klein, T. R., London, J., Mehr, S., Pearson, L., Peretz, I., Perlman, M., Polak, R., Ravignani, A., Savage, P. E., Steingo, G., Stevens, C., Trainor, L., Trehub, S., Veal, M., Wald-Fuhrmann, M. (2020). Cross-cultural work in music cognition: Methodologies, pitfalls, and practices. Music Perception, 37(3), 185–195. https://doi.org/10.1525/mp.2020.37.3.185

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. http://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-019-1043-4

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

Savage, P. E. (2019). Universals. In J. L. Sturman (Ed.), The SAGE International Encyclopedia of Music and Culture (p. 2282–2285). Thousand Oaks: SAGE Publications. http://doi.org/10.4135/9781483317731.n759

Savage, P. E. (2019). Additional robustness analyses confirm that complex societies precede moralizing gods throughout world history. Nature Ecology & Evolution Community. https://go.nature.com/2vFpUj0

Savage, P. E. (2019). Cooperation and resilience: From music to religion. Nature Ecology & Evolution Community. https://go.nature.com/2VJo1N4

Kuroyanagi, J., Sato, S., Ho, M.-J., Chiba, G., Six, J., Pfordresher, P., Tierney, A., Fujii, S., & Savage, P. E. (2019). Automatic comparison of human music, speech, and bird song suggests uniqueness of human scales. In Proceedings of the 9th International Workshop on Folk Music Analysis (FMA2019), 35–40. https://dmtlab-static.oss-eu-west-1.aliyuncs.com/fma2019/FMA2019_paper_12.pdf

Sato, S., Six, J., Pfordresher, P., Fujii, S., & Savage, P. E. (2019). Automatic comparison of global children’s and adult songs supports a sensorimotor hypothesis for the origin of musical scales. In Proceedings of the 9th International Workshop on Folk Music Analysis (FMA2019), 41–46. https://dmtlab-static.oss-eu-west-1.aliyuncs.com/fma2019/FMA2019_paper_13.pdf

Shenghao, D., Daikoku, H., Sanne, U. S., Kinoshita, M., Konno, R., Kitayama, Y., Fujii, S., Savage, P. E. (2019). Human and automated judgements of similarity in a global music sample: A preliminary analysis. In Extended abstracts for the Late-Breaking Demo Session of the 20th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference (ISMIR 2019). http://archives.ismir.net/ismir2019/latebreaking/000017.pdf

Freundlich, K. D., Biamonte, N., Covach, J., Cronin, C., Eskelin, G., Fink, R., Harrington, M., Leo, K. M., Osborn, B., Ricigliano, A., Savage, P. E., Selfridge-Field, E., Spicer, M., Walser, R. (2019). Amici curiae brief of musicologists in support of defendants-appellees at en banc rehearing (Michael Skidmore v. Led Zeppelin). https://cpb-us-w2.wpmucdn.com/blogs.law.gwu.edu/dist/a/4/files/2019/07/2019-07-01-Amici-Musicologists-in-Led-Zepp.pdf

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

Turchin, P., Currie, T. E., Whitehouse, H., François, 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. http://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1708800115

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. http://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1807312115

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. http://doi.org/10.1177/0003122418772567

Ellis, B. K., Hwang, H., Savage, P. E., Pan, B.-Y., Cohen, A. J., & 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. http://doi.org/10.1037/aca0000072

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. http://fma2018.mus.auth.gr/files/papers/FMA2018_paper_4.pdf

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. http://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/zv6pf

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. http://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/x67nh

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. http://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/ptvw7

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. https://tinyurl.com/konno2018ismir

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. http://doi.org/10.1525/mp.2017.34.3.327

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

Savage, P. E. (2017). “Solutions in search of a problem”: Commentary on Videira and Rosa (2017). Empirical Musicology Review, 12(3–4), 244–246. http://doi.org/10.18061/emr.v12i3-4.5775

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. http://tinyurl.com/SavagePhD

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. http://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1414495112 

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. http://doi.org/10.1080/17411912.2015.1084236

Savage, P. E., & Atkinson, Q. D. Automatic tune family identification by musical sequence alignment. (2015). In Proceedings of the 16th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference (ISMIR 2015), 162-168. http://ismir2015.uma.es/articles/76_Paper.pdf

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). http://researchgate.net/publication/286926649_The_Deep_History_of_Music_Project

Savage, P. E. & Brown, S. (2014). Mapping music: Cluster analysis of song-type frequencies within and between cultures. Ethnomusicology, 58(1), 133-155. http://doi.org/10.5406/ethnomusicology.58.1.0133

Savage, P. E. & Brown, S. (2014). Pour une nouvelle musicologie comparée: Cinq champs de recherche, cinq débats essentiels [Toward a new comparative musicology: Five key areas and debates]. Anthropologie et Sociétés, 38(1), 193-216. http://doi.org/10.7202/1025814ar

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. http://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2013.2072

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). http://doi.org/10.1186/1472-6939-15-33

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. http://tinyurl.com/SavageMA

 Savage, P. E. & Brown, S. (2013). Toward a new comparative musicology. Analytical Approaches to World Music, 2(2), 148-197. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/283088191_Toward_a_new_comparative_musicology

 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. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/265281686_CantoCore_A_New_Cross-Cultural_Song_Classification_Scheme

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. http://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2011.1750

Savage, P. E. (2011). Musical evolution and human migration: Classification, quantification, and application. MSc thesis in Psychology, McMaster University. http://macsphere.mcmaster.ca/bitstream/11375/10988/1/fulltext.pdf

Articles under review/revision

Savage, P. E., Loui, P., Tarr, B., Schachner, A., Glowacki, L., Mithen, S. J., & Fitch, W. T. (Under revision). Music as a coevolved system for social bonding.

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. Preprint: https://doi.org/10.31235/osf.io/xjryt

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. (Under revision). Exploring deep-time relationships between cultural and genetic evolution in Northeast Asia. Preprint: http://doi.org/10.1101/513929

Chiba, G., Ho, M.-J., Sato, S., Kuroyanagi, J., Six, J., Pfordresher, P., Tierney, A., Fujii, S., & Savage, P. E. (Submitted). Small-integer ratios predominate throughout the world’s musical scales. Preprint: https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/5bghm

Savage, P. E. & Currie, T. E. (Submitted). Music perception: No strong evidence to reject innate biases. Preprint: http://doi.org/10.31235/osf.io/964ut