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Guide to Computing for Expressive Music Performance

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An Overview of Computer Systems for Expressive Music Performance

  • Alexis KirkeAffiliated withFaculty of Arts, Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research, Plymouth University Email author 
  • , Eduardo R. MirandaAffiliated withFaculty of Arts, Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research, Plymouth University

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Abstract

This chapter is a survey of research into automated and semi-automated computer systems for expressive performance of music. We examine the motivation for such systems and then examine a significant sample of the systems developed over the last 30 years. To highlight some of the possible future directions for new research, this chapter uses primary terms of reference based on four elements: testing status, expressive representation, polyphonic ability and performance creativity.