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The Traveling Percussionist

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In this paper we introduce the concept of a progressive percussion graph as a musical space and the metaphor of composition as the musical expression of a traveling experience in that space. A Progressive Percussion Graph is a directed graph where each node is associated with a particular percussion rhythm and each connection corresponds to a rhythmic progression, generated through optimization processes, from one percussion rhythm to another, respecting the connections direction. We have explored different optimization techniques and different path-finding algorithms resulting in a rich and diverse musical output.

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  • Generative Music
  • State Space Search
  • Optimization
  • Sound Morphing

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Lopes, P., Urbano, P. (2012). The Traveling Percussionist. In: Machado, P., Romero, J., Carballal, A. (eds) Evolutionary and Biologically Inspired Music, Sound, Art and Design. EvoMUSART 2012. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 7247. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-29142-5_15

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