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Guide to Computing for Expressive Music Performance

  • 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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Table of contents (9 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv
  2. An Overview of Computer Systems for Expressive Music Performance

    • Alexis Kirke, Eduardo R. Miranda
    Pages 1-47
  3. Systems for Interactive Control of Computer Generated Music Performance

    • Marco Fabiani, Anders Friberg, Roberto Bresin
    Pages 49-73
  4. Expressive Performance Rendering with Probabilistic Models

    • Sebastian Flossmann, Maarten Grachten, Gerhard Widmer
    Pages 75-98
  5. Modeling, Analyzing, Identifying, and Synthesizing Expressive Popular Music Performances

    • Rafael Ramirez, Esteban Maestre, Alfonso Perez
    Pages 123-144
  6. Statistical Approach to Automatic Expressive Rendition of Polyphonic Piano Music

    • Tae Hun Kim, Satoru Fukayama, Takuya Nishimoto, Shigeki Sagayama
    Pages 145-179
  7. Evaluation of Computer Systems for Expressive Music Performance

    • Roberto Bresin, Anders Friberg
    Pages 181-203
  8. Computational Music Theory and Its Applications to Expressive Performance and Composition

    • Masatoshi Hamanaka, Keiji Hirata, Satoshi Tojo
    Pages 205-234
  9. Back Matter

    Pages 257-262

About this book

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.

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)

Editors and Affiliations

  • ICCMR, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, United Kingdom

    Alexis Kirke

  • Computing, Communication & Electronics, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, United Kingdom

    Eduardo R. Miranda

About the editors

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.

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