Anton — A Rule-Based Composition System

Georg Boenn, Martin Brain, Marina De Vos, John ffitch

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We investigate the use of declarative logic programming in the automated composition of music. We show that it is possible to use Answer Set Programming (ASP) to create {\em ab initio} short musical pieces that are both melodic and harmonic and have an appropriate rhythmic structure based on Farey series.

Our system, Anton, named in honour of our favourite composer of the second Viennese School, is presented as both a design and as a practical working system, showing that rule-based declarative systems can be used effectively. We report on our experience in using ASP in this system, and indicate a number of potentially exciting directions in which this system could develop, both musically and computationally.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of ICMC 2011
PublisherUniversity of Huddersfield and ICMA
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)978-0-9845274-0-3
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventProceedings of ICMC2011 -
Duration: 1 Aug 2011 → …

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PublisherUniversity of Huddersfield and ICMA


ConferenceProceedings of ICMC2011
Period1/08/11 → …


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