Date of Award
Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science
Chris Gauthier-Dickey, Ph.D.
Mario Lopez, Ph.D.
Computer generated music, Musical aesthetic, Music composition
Composing music with computers in constrained search environments adds complexities and problems not present in the traditional problem domain of generative music. The traditional and well researched mechanisms of Markov chains, genetic algorithms and data driven rule based systems do not directly map to a problem domain in which pitch choice and rhythm choice are likely to be highly limited.
We therefore explore several possible solutions to generating rhythms in extremely constrained environments with the goal of generating music that adheres to user specified constraints and is aesthetically pleasing.
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Received from ProQuest
Keene, Jeffrey, "Composing Music in Constrained Search Environments" (2010). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 330.
Computer science, Music