Computational music theory

G. Boenn, M. Brain, M. De Vos, J. Ffitch

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Abstract

One of the goals of the study of music theory is to develop sets of rules to describe different styles of music. By formalising these rules so that their semantics are machine intelligible, it is possible to use computers to reason about and analyse these rules - computational music theory. ANTONis an automatic composition system based on this approach. It formalises the rules of Renaissance Counterpoint using AnsProlog and uses an answer set solver to compose pieces. This paper discusses ANTON, presenting the ideas behind the system and focusing on the challenges of modelling and synthesising rhythm.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMusical Metacreation: Papers from the 2012 AIIDE Workshop
PublisherAssociation for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI)
Pages27-34
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781577355878
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event8th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment, AIIDE 2012 Workshop - Stanford, CA., USA United States
Duration: 8 Oct 2012 → …

Publication series

NameAAAI Technical Report
VolumeWS-12-16

Conference

Conference8th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment, AIIDE 2012 Workshop
CountryUSA United States
CityStanford, CA.
Period8/10/12 → …

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    Boenn, G., Brain, M., De Vos, M., & Ffitch, J. (2012). Computational music theory. In Musical Metacreation: Papers from the 2012 AIIDE Workshop (pp. 27-34). (AAAI Technical Report; Vol. WS-12-16). Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI).