A Genetic Algorithm for Dodecaphonic Compositions

  • Roberto De Prisco
  • Gianluca Zaccagnino
  • Rocco Zaccagnino
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6625)

Abstract

In this paper we propose an automatic music composition system for dodecaphonic music based on a genetic algorithm.

Dodecaphonic music, introduced by A. Schoenberg, departs from the concept of tonality by considering all 12 notes equally important. Dodecaphonic compositions are constructed starting from a 12-note series, which is a sequence of all the 12 notes; the compositional process uses the starting 12-note series as a seed and builds the music creating new fragments of music obtained by transforming the seed series.

The algorithm proposed in this paper automates the compositional process taking a seed series as input and automatically creating a dodecaphonic composition. We have implemented the algorithm and we have run several tests to study its behaviour.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Roberto De Prisco
    • 1
  • Gianluca Zaccagnino
    • 1
  • Rocco Zaccagnino
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratorio di Musimatica Dipartimento di InformaticaUniversità di SalernoFiscianoItaly

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