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Automating the composition of popular music : the search for a hit.

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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Abstract

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
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Depositing User: Sharon Beastall
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2010 11:31
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2015 03:30
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/6860

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