Millea, Timothy A. and Wakefield, Jonathan P. (2009) Automating the composition of popular music : the search for a hit. In: Proceedings of Computing and Engineering Annual Researchers' Conference 2009: CEARC’09. University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, pp. 45-50. ISBN 9781862180857
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The field of automated music composition has existed since the 1950s and spans a wide variety of techniques. Popular music is often thought of as being compositionally simpler than classical forms but, as far as is known no automated composer has ever had a hit record. A system is proposed which uses the decomposition of an input set of existing music to guide the search for new popular music within an evolutionary algorithm. A novel representation of music is proposed to reduce the search space and is expected to improve the quality of the results.
|Item Type:||Book Chapter|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Popular music, automated composition, representation, evolutionary algorithm|
|Subjects:||T Technology > T Technology (General)|
|Schools:||School of Computing and Engineering|
School of Computing and Engineering > Computing and Engineering Annual Researchers' Conference (CEARC)
School of Computing and Engineering > Pedagogical Research Group
School of Computing and Engineering > Music Technology and Production Research Group
|Depositing User:||Sharon Beastall|
|Date Deposited:||27 Jan 2010 11:31|
|Last Modified:||16 Dec 2010 11:37|
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