Alex McLean

Making music with text

MSc Thesis: Improvising with Synthesised Vocables, with Analysis Towards Computational Creativity

by Alex on December 10, 2007

My MSc thesis is here. The reader may find many loose ends, which may well get tied up through my PhD research.

Abstract:
In the context of the live coding of music and computational creativity, literature examining perceptual relationships between text, speech and instrumental sounds are surveyed, including the use of vocable words in music. A system for improvising polymetric rhythms with vocable words is introduced, together with a working prototype for producing rhythmic continuations within the system. This is shown to be a promising direction for both text based music improvisation and research into creative agents.

          

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