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Exploiting functional relationships in musical composition

Amy K. Hoover, Kenneth O. Stanley
2009 Connection science  
the functional relationship between the instruments and drums.  ...  Computational models of human music composition can potentially shed light on how such rapid creativity is possible.  ...  Special thanks also to Barry Taylor for granting special permission to utilize his own MIDI productions of folk music in this work. Barry Taylor originally sequenced Johnny Cope, Oh! Susanna, and Oh!  ... 
doi:10.1080/09540090902733871 fatcat:rf3qkxpma5eoblhgm62z5rrpoi

Generating Musical Accompaniment Through Functional Scaffolding

Amy K. Hoover, Paul A. Szerlip, Kenneth O. Stanley
2011 Proceedings of the SMC Conferences  
Special thanks to Barry Taylor for granting special permission to utilize his own MIDI productions of folk music in this work.  ...  Acknowledgements This work was supported in part by the National Science Foundation under grant no. IIS-1002507.  ...  In this way, musical relationships really are being encoded as functions.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.849934 fatcat:leexisuoy5gj3eewpvlku2zmum

Grammatical Music Composition with Dissimilarity Driven Hill Climbing [chapter]

Róisín Loughran, James McDermott, Michael O'Neill
2016 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
A context free grammar maps each section of the resultant individual to a musical segment resulting in a series of MIDI notes described by pitch and duration.  ...  An algorithmic compositional system that uses hill climbing to create short melodies is presented.  ...  For the current system, it was decided to exploit this relationship further, taking a measure of similarity between the musically mapped individuals as a fitness function for the entire population.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-31008-4_8 fatcat:rtbkrcynebevpousjnllw5q5su

Functional Scaffolding for Composing Additional Musical Voices

Amy K. Hoover, Paul A. Szerlip, Kenneth O. Stanley
2014 Computer Music Journal  
Music in FSMC is represented accordingly as a functional relationship between an existing human composition, or scaffold, and a generated set of one or more additional musical voices.  ...  This representation, called functional scaffolding for musical composition (FSMC), exploits a simple yet powerful property of multipart compositions: The pattern of notes and rhythms in different instrumental  ...  Brindle, and Zachary Merritt whose compositions were presented in this paper.  ... 
doi:10.1162/comj_a_00269 fatcat:zb7efhka7nffbeayjevvhb4rfq

Embracing the Bias of the Machine: Exploring Non-Human Fitness Functions

Arne Eigenfeldt
2012 Zenodo  
Autonomous aesthetic evaluation is the Holy Grail of generative music, and one of the great challenges of computational creativity.  ...  Unlike most other computational activities, there is no notion of optimality in evaluating creative output: there are subjective impressions involved, and framing obviously plays a big role.  ...  Selection and Relationship Functions for a traditional multi-movement work, displaying weightings for selection (above) and relationships (below) between movements.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.4285436 fatcat:c4r23yddyfetzk3yavsdxhkrcm

Page 97 of American Society of University Composers. Proceedings Vol. , Issue 3 [page]

1968 American Society of University Composers. Proceedings  
To deny a fundamental role to the other tonal characteristics and deviations or to exploit them only as effects is to acknowledge that we are still in- hibited by a two-dimensional view of music, and that  ...  For instance, in the case of pitch deviation, one may have to decide first whether its function is purely within the tone as an independent compositional idea, or is used as a modifier in altering the  ... 

A Computer-Assisted Approach to Composing with MaestroGenesis

Paul A. Szerlip, Amy K. Hoover, Kenneth O. Stanley
2012 Zenodo  
MaestroGenesis creates music by exploiting two key ideas behind the functional scaffolding for musical composition (FSMC) approach: (1) that music a function of time and (2) that functional transformations  ...  Music in FSMC is represented as a functional relationship between the scaffold and a generated accompaniment.  ...  Acknowledgments This work was supported in part by the National Science Foundation under grant no. IIS-1002507 and also by a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.4285443 fatcat:bladqt7tanfs7ied4qo62q4sle

Computer, Formalisms, Intuition And Metaphors. Α Xenakian And Post-Xenakian Approach

José Luis Besada
2014 Proceedings of the SMC Conferences  
Coming back to music, it does not only touch therefore the area of functional gaps but the conceptions that guide compositional formalisms.  ...  On the other hand, Posadas formalized his shadow metaphor with a computer-aided music tool in order to exploit a large set of music patterns, and not only in an iconic way.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.850470 fatcat:meuqcyu5ajdzvesetrtze7pzka

Materials by design: Merging proteins and music

Joyce Y. Wong, John McDonald, Micki Taylor-Pinney, David I. Spivak, David L. Kaplan, Markus J. Buehler
2012 Nano Today  
Tailored materials with tunable properties are crucial for applications as biomaterials, for drug delivery, as functional coatings, or as lightweight composites.  ...  This technique allows one to express the structure, mechanisms and properties of the 'material' in a very different domain, 'music'.  ...  Could we exploit the insights from a composer in constructing music as a hierarchical system in the design of new biomaterials?  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.nantod.2012.09.001 pmid:23997808 pmcid:PMC3752788 fatcat:t3mada4a2bg4fjyfmckmgzwnti

Music, Language and Environment

David Dunn, René van Peer
1999 Leonardo Music Journal  
The "music" is thus the tracings and expression of the composite mind immanent in a particular connective instance.  ...  The result has often been a musical equivalent to forms of environmental exploitation.  ... 
doi:10.1162/096112199750316820 fatcat:w2i4cunmincczm23x6lpyktrze

Page 67 of Journal of Music Theory Vol. 3, Issue 1 [page]

1959 Journal of Music Theory  
Compositions exploiting one or another type of sound will respectively have greater or less effect of motion or action in the harmonic sense.  ...  Harmonic functions, created by the relationships of whole-steps and half-steps and by the upper and lower fifths of a given tone, are more difficult to 67  ... 

Structural Harmony Method in the Context of Deep Learning on Example of Music by Valentyn Sylvestrov and Philipp Glass

Anna Shvets
2019 Electronic Visualisation and the Arts London Conference  
The article shows the potential of structural harmony method application in deep learning models training.  ...  Therefore, two neural network architectures - Convolutional and Convolutional Long-Short Term Memory were tested on example of music by postmodern composers Valentyn Sylvestrov (represented by vocal cycle  ...  strategies between tonalities: the establishment of the functional relationship began with Palestrina compositions and the decomposition of tonality manifested in the elliptic chains in the late Wagnerian  ... 
doi:10.14236/ewic/eva2019.60 dblp:conf/eva/Shvets19 fatcat:i5utpzc4knbahnutrosbofj2lq

Genomememusic: A Memetic-Based Framework For Discovering The Musical Genome

Valerio Velardo, Mauro Vallati
2014 Proceedings of the SMC Conferences  
Indeed, the ready availability of musical data can be exploited by extracting relevant information directly from the structure of musical compositions, in order to discover unknown relationships between  ...  As far as we know, there are few studies attempting to identify musemes in musical compositions.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.850921 fatcat:gbic2qhp7jgvjlgjefr65qxpcq

Tonality driven piano compositions with grammatical evolution

Roisin Loughran, James McDermott, Michael O'Neill
2015 2015 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC)  
ACKNOWLEDGMENT The authors would like to thank fellow members of the Natural Computing Research and Applications group (NCRA) for their insightful discussions and recommendations in regards to this paper  ...  In the experiments proposed in this paper, the grammar defines the search domain -the allowed notes and musical events in each composition.  ...  GeNotator is a composition tool presented in [7] that used a modified GA to manipulate a musical composition using a hierarchical grammar.  ... 
doi:10.1109/cec.2015.7257152 dblp:conf/cec/LoughranMO15 fatcat:njygxjix4jc4fixhj2jiiffcki

Examining the Mapping Functions of Denoising Autoencoders in Singing Voice Separation [article]

Stylianos Ioannis Mimilakis, Konstantinos Drossos, Estefanía Cano, Gerald Schuller
2019 arXiv   pre-print
exploitation of inter-frequency structure of music data.  ...  Using the NCA, we examine the mapping functions of three fundamental DAE-based models in music source separation; one with single-layer encoder and decoder, one with multi-layer encoder and single-layer  ...  High off-diagonal activity suggests that the mapping function of the model exploits more inter-frequency relationships rather than estimating values that scale the mixture spectra as in scalar-based filtering  ... 
arXiv:1904.06157v2 fatcat:5cxuny37jvdyrj6kvjvr224hna
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