Saxex a Case-Based Reasoning System for Generating Expressive Musical Performances

TitleSaxex a Case-Based Reasoning System for Generating Expressive Musical Performances
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1998
AuthorsArcos, J. L., Lopez de Mantaras R., & Serra X.
Journal TitleJournal of New Music Research
Volume27
Issue3
Pages194-210
AbstractThe problem of generating expressive musical performances in the context of tenor saxophone interpretations was studied. Several recordings of a tenor sax playing different Jazz ballads with different degrees of expressiveness including an inexpressive interpretation of each ballad were made. These recordings were analyzed, unig Sms spectral modeling techniques, to extract information related to several expressive parameters. This set of parameters and the scores constitute the set of cases (examples) of a case-based system. From this set of cases, the system infers a set of possible expressive transformations for a given new phrase applying similarity criteria, based on background musical knowledge, between this new phrase and the set of cases. Finally, SaxEx applies the inferred expressive transformations to the new phrase using the systhesis capabilities of Sms.
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