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Journal of Creative Music Systems
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ISSN (Print) 2399-7656
Published by U of Huddersfield Homepage  [10 journals]
  • Generative Live Music-making Using Autoregressive Time Series Models:
           Melodies and Beats

    • Abstract: Autoregressive Time Series Analysis (TSA) of music can model aspects of its acoustic features, structural sequencing and of consequent listeners' perceptions. This article concerns generation of keyboard music by repeatedly simulating from both uni- and multi-variate TSA models of live-performed event pitch, key velocity (which influences loudness), duration and inter-onset interval (specifying [...]
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +000
       
  • Aiding Soundtrack Composer Creativity through Automated Film
           Script-profiled Algorithmic Composition

    • Abstract: The creation of soundtracks for feature length films is a major undertaking. One method involves watching the film for sections that inspire some emotional response, and then improvising live. The composing of a score is often a combination of bottom up and top down processes. For example small segments of score are composed first, while in parallel a broader structure is planned based on the [...]
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +000
       
  • The Design of UrMus as a Meta-Environment for Mobile Music

    • Abstract: UrMus is a meta-environment to support mobile music. By aiming to facilitate a design philosophy of openness and flexibility, it provides wide ranging technical support to be leveraged for diverse forms of musical expression on mobile devices. UrMus has evolved over a period of six years to support wide ranging music performance practices such as collaborative mobile live coding, networked mobile [...]
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +000
       
  • On the Ontological Category of Computer-Generated Music Scores

    • Abstract: This article is devoted to examining the ontological foundations of computer-generated music scores. Specifically, we focus on the categorial question, i.e., the inquiry that aims to determine the kind of ontological category that musical works belong to. This task involves considerations concerning the existence and persistence conditions for musical works, and it has consequences for the [...]
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +000
       
  • Review of CSMC16: What is Computational “Creativity” and How can it be
           Evaluated in the Context of Music'

    • Abstract: The 1st Conference on Computer Simulation of Musical Creativity (CSMC16) was held June 17–19, 2016 at the University of Huddersfield. Several themes emerged in the conference discussions addressing some of the fundamental questions of what “creativity” is, or could be, as well as issues regarding methodologies for evaluating the potential “creativity” of computational systems. For this conference [...]
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +000
       
  • Learning and Creating Novel Harmonies in Diverse Musical Idioms: An
           Adaptive Modular Melodic Harmonisation System

    • Abstract: Melodic harmonisation is a sophisticated creative process that involves deep musical understanding and a specialised knowledge of music relating to melodic structure, harmony, rhythm, texture, and form. In this article a new melodic harmonisation assistant is presented that is adaptive (learns from data), general (can cope with any tonal or non-tonal harmonic idiom) and modular (learns different [...]
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +000
       
  • Utility Versus Creativity in Biomedical Musification

    • Abstract: Sonification techniques provide a well-documented methodology for auditory display of data, which can be particularly useful when combined with other display types for the presentation and analysis of complex data streams (including multidimensional data arrays). Creativity in sonification often becomes a function of the chosen mapping scheme, whereby deliberate specification of data mapping to [...]
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +000
       
  • Developing the Vocal Tract Organ

    • Abstract: The human voice has essentially always played a part in music making; indeed, larger pipe organs have incorporated a Vox Humana stop for many years. Work on improving the naturalness of vocal synthesis using articulatory knowledge requires magnetic resonance imaging of natural vocal tract shapes and this has enabled 3-D printed models to be made. These can be stimulated with a quasi-larynx [...]
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +000
       
  • Playing in Time: Integrating Temporal Information in the Computational
           Measurement of Musical Similarity

    • Abstract: In this article we discuss the importance of temporal information in assessing musical similarity and we present a content-based approach that emphasizes the sequential repetition of perceptually relevant, expressive musical features. To examine these approaches, we implemented three previously proposed MFCC-based music similarity assessment systems and compared their results with those obtained [...]
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +000
       
  • Transformations in Shifting Models: Reorienting with DeepDream

    • Abstract: We propose a framework for sonic creativity via computational methods and artificial intelligence research. We extend Norman Sieroka’s theory of sound from a 3-fold to a 4-fold hierarchy so that sound now becomes characterised in terms of the acoustic, physiological, speculative and phenomenal layers. We describe how manipulations in the proposed speculative layer can directly act on how one [...]
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +000
       
 
 
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