Guide to Computing for Expressive Music Performance

Editors: Kirke, Alexis, Miranda, Eduardo Reck (Eds.)

  • The first coherent book on automated and semi-automated computer systems for expressive music performance (CSEMPs)
  • Describes in detail a number of CSEMP systems, methods and key concepts, with review questions at the end of each chapter
  • Presents chapters authored by the key contributors to the field
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About this Textbook

This book discusses all aspects of computing for expressive performance, from the history of CSEMPs to the very latest research, in addition to discussing the fundamental ideas, and key issues and directions for future research. Topics and features: includes review questions at the end of each chapter; presents a survey of systems for real-time interactive control of automatic expressive music performance, including simulated conducting systems; examines two systems in detail, YQX and IMAP, each providing an example of a very different approach; introduces techniques for synthesizing expressive non-piano performances; addresses the challenges found in polyphonic music expression, from a statistical modelling point of view; discusses the automated analysis of musical structure, and the evaluation of CSEMPs; describes the emerging field of embodied expressive musical performance, devoted to building robots that can expressively perform music with traditional instruments.

About the authors

Prof. Eduardo R. Miranda is a composer and Professor in Computer Music at Plymouth University, UK, where he is Director of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research (ICCMR).

Dr. Alexis Kirke is a Research Fellow at ICCMR and composer-in-residency at the Marine Institute - Plymouth University.

Reviews

“This is a useful reference book for any scientific library that supports music research.” (Soubhik Chakraborty, ACM Computing Reviews, Apr 10 2013, Review #: CR141126)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • An Overview of Computer Systems for Expressive Music Performance

    Kirke, Alexis (et al.)

    Pages 1-47

  • Systems for Interactive Control of Computer Generated Music Performance

    Fabiani, Marco (et al.)

    Pages 49-73

  • Expressive Performance Rendering with Probabilistic Models

    Flossmann, Sebastian (et al.)

    Pages 75-98

  • Artificial Evolution of Expressive Performance of Music: An Imitative Multi-Agent Systems Approach

    Miranda, Eduardo R. (et al.)

    Pages 99-121

  • Modeling, Analyzing, Identifying, and Synthesizing Expressive Popular Music Performances

    Ramirez, Rafael (et al.)

    Pages 123-144

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Guide to Computing for Expressive Music Performance
Editors
  • Alexis Kirke
  • Eduardo Reck Miranda
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-4471-4123-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4471-4123-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4471-4122-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-6065-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 262
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