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CompositionALife: an artificial world as a musical representation for composition
Linköping University, Department of Computer and Information Science.
2005 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree)Student thesisAlternative title
CompositionALife: en artificiell värld som musikalisk representation för komposition (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

Composing music is something a lot of people have wished they could be able to do. Unfortunately, to be able to compose music, people often need several years of training and study to acquire the necessary knowledge: first to learn how to use the traditional musical representation and then to learn the rules for composing different kinds of music.

This thesis describes research to develop and evaluate a representation and system for musical composition. The system provides users with a simple and specific language to create and interact with the artificial world; and by creating animals and giving them behaviors, users are composing music. The user study conducted at the end of this project showed that this program ("CompositionALife") could make it easier for people without previous knowledge in music and/or composition to compose interesting music.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Institutionen för datavetenskap , 2005.
Keyword [en]
Datalogi, Music, computer, artificial life, artificial world, musical notation, musical representation, music notation, music representation
Keyword [sv]
National Category
Computer Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-2880ISRN: LITH-IDA-EX--05/044--SEOAI: diva2:20222
Available from: 2005-05-12 Created: 2005-05-12

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