A Sequential Covering Evolutionary Algorithm for Expressive Music Performance

TitleA Sequential Covering Evolutionary Algorithm for Expressive Music Performance
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2006
Conference NameConference on Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence
AuthorsRamirez, R., Hazan A., & Maestre E.
PublisherAAAI Press
Conference LocationBoston, USA
AbstractIn this paper, we describe an evolutionary approach to one of the problem of modeling the knowledge applied by a musician when performing a score of a piece in order to produce an expressive performance of the piece. We extract a set of acoustic features from Jazz recordings thereby providing a symbolic representation of the musician's expressive performance. By applying a sequential covering evolutionary algorithm to the symbolic representation, we obtain an expressive performance computational model capable of endowing a computer generated music performance with the timing and energy expressiveness that characterizes human generated music.
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