GenMuse: an evolutionary creativity enhancement tool;

MSc Intelligent Systems distance learning project

Massimo Salomoni, Jenny Carter

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Abstract

Creativity is often defined as the creation of something novel through the use of imagination. But for all artists, creativity is also the exploration of new and unknown areas within their specific art. Is it possible to stimulate creativity through a system that creates inspiring original music, and that is also able to learn the personal tastes of its user?
Within the project, an evolutionary approach was used in an attempt to stimulate musical creativity by supplying a composer with software that can compose short musical patterns called riffs. The software, called GenMuse, evolves populations of riffs, and makes use of a feed-forward artificial neural network to learn how to autonomously evaluate the evolved riffs to satisfy the tastes of the composer.
The results show that the approach is worthy of further investigation. The genetic algorithm produced interesting results that, according to our evaluation parameters, could be included “as is” in a musical composition, and the neural network was able to evaluate the riffs with a good success ratio.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Specialist Group on Artificial Intellgence 2019
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer, Cham
Number of pages13
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2019
EventAI-2019 39th SGAI International Conference on Artificial Intelligence - Peterhouse College, Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Duration: 17 Dec 201919 Dec 2019
Conference number: 39
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ConferenceAI-2019 39th SGAI International Conference on Artificial Intelligence
Abbreviated titleAI-2019
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityCambridge
Period17/12/1919/12/19
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Salomoni, M., & Carter, J. (Accepted/In press). GenMuse: an evolutionary creativity enhancement tool; MSc Intelligent Systems distance learning project. In Proceedings of Specialist Group on Artificial Intellgence 2019 Cham: Springer, Cham.
Salomoni, Massimo ; Carter, Jenny. / GenMuse: an evolutionary creativity enhancement tool; MSc Intelligent Systems distance learning project. Proceedings of Specialist Group on Artificial Intellgence 2019. Cham : Springer, Cham, 2019.
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GenMuse: an evolutionary creativity enhancement tool; MSc Intelligent Systems distance learning project. / Salomoni, Massimo; Carter, Jenny.

Proceedings of Specialist Group on Artificial Intellgence 2019. Cham : Springer, Cham, 2019.

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Salomoni M, Carter J. GenMuse: an evolutionary creativity enhancement tool; MSc Intelligent Systems distance learning project. In Proceedings of Specialist Group on Artificial Intellgence 2019. Cham: Springer, Cham. 2019