Title

Algorithmic composition in contrasting music styles

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publisher

International Computer Music Association

Faculty

Computing, Health and Science

School

School of Computer and Security Science

RAS ID

1464

Comments

Originally published as: Mcauley, T., Hingston, P.F. (2003). Algorithmic composition in contrasting music styles. In the Proceedings of the 2003 International Computer Music Conference.

Abstract

The aim of this research was to automate the composition of convincingly “real” music in specific musical genres. By “real” music we mean music which is not obviously “machine generated”, is recognizable as being of the selected genre, is perceived as aesthetically pleasing, and is usable in a commercial context. To achieve this goal, various computational techniques were used, including genetic algorithms and finite state automata. The process involves an original, top down approach and a bottom up approach based on previous studies. Student musicians have objectively assessed the resulting compositions.

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