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Sculpture Inspired Musical Composition

One Possible Approach

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In this paper, we present an inspirational system that takes a 3D model of a sculpture as starting point to compose music. It is considered that cross-domain mapping can be an approach to model inspiration. Our approach does not consider the interpretation of the sculpture but rather looks at it abstractly. The results were promising: the majority of the participants gave a classification of 4 out of 5 to the preferred interpretations of the compositions and related them to the respective sculpture. This is a step to a possible model for inspiration.


  • Computational creativity
  • Inspiration
  • Genetic algorithm
  • Sculpture
  • Musical composition

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This work was supported by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, under project UIDB/50021/2020 We thank all comments and suggestions from Nuno Correia and Rui Pereira Jorge.

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Braga, F., Pinto, H.S. (2021). Sculpture Inspired Musical Composition. In: Romero, J., Martins, T., Rodríguez-Fernández, N. (eds) Artificial Intelligence in Music, Sound, Art and Design. EvoMUSART 2021. Lecture Notes in Computer Science(), vol 12693. Springer, Cham.

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