A Genetic Rule-based Expressive Performance Model for Jazz Saxophone

TitleA Genetic Rule-based Expressive Performance Model for Jazz Saxophone
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsRamirez, R., Hazan A., Maestre E., & Serra X.
Journal TitleComputer Music Journal
Volume32
Pages38-50
AbstractWe describe an evolutionary approach to inducing a generative model of expressive music performance for Jazz saxophone. We begin with a collection of audio recordings of real Jazz saxophone performances from which we extract a symbolic representation of the musician's expressive performance. We then apply an evolutionary algorithm to the symbolic representation in order to obtain computational models for different aspects of expressive performance. Finally, we use these models to automatically synthesize performances with the timing and energy expressiveness that characterizes the music generated by a professional saxophonist.
preprint/postprint documenthttp://hdl.handle.net/10230/34275
Final publicationhttp://doi.org/10.1162/comj.2008.32.1.38
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