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Automating the Composition of Popular Music: The Search For a Hit

Millea, Timothy A. and Wakefield, Jonathan P. (2010) Automating the Composition of Popular Music: The Search For a Hit. In: EvoPhD (EvoStar 2010), 7-9 April 2010, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey. (Submitted)

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Abstract

Automated composition may be regarded as a search within the space defined by a datatype representing musical compositions. We develop a hierarchical representation of popular music compositions with the aim of increasing the probability of finding potential hits. Musical
variations are calculated as difference vectors between patterns extracted from a given set of existing compositions. These form the basis of the
mutation operator within an evolutionary algorithm search.

Key words: automated composition, demotic, evolutionary algorithm, lead sheet, popular music, representation, search space.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Schools: School of Computing and Engineering
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: Jonathan Wakefield
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2010 09:39
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2010 10:05
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/7788

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