Demo: A computer-assisted approach to composing with MaestroGenesis

Paul A. Szerlip, Amy Hoover, Kenneth O. Stanley

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Abstract

This demonstration presents MaestroGenesis, a program that helps users create complete polyphonic musical pieces from as little as a simple, human composed monophonic melody. MaestroGenesis creates music by exploiting two key ideas behind the functional scaffolding for musical composition (FSMC) approach: (1) that music a function of time and (2) that functional transformations of initial human starting melodies, or scaffolds, inherit some of the essential human qualities contained in the scaffold. Music in FSMC is represented as a functional relationship between the scaffold and a generated accompaniment. The GUI helps users evolve these functions by importing and developing their music through a breeding process akin to animal breeding, called interactive evolutionary computation. Some resulting pieces are indistinguishable from completely human-composed pieces.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMusical Metacreation - Papers from the 2012 AIIDE Workshop, Technical Report
Pages86-88
Number of pages3
VolumeWS-12-16
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event8th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment, AIIDE 2012 Workshop - Stanford, CA, United States
Duration: Oct 9 2012Oct 9 2012

Other

Other8th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment, AIIDE 2012 Workshop
CountryUnited States
CityStanford, CA
Period10/9/1210/9/12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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