On the Stylistic Evolution of a Society of Virtual Melody Composers

Valerio Velardo, Mauro Vallati

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Abstract

In the field of computational creativity, the area of automatic music generation deals with techniques that are able to automatically compose human-enjoyable music. Although investigations in the area started recently, numerous techniques based on artificial intelligence have been proposed. Some of them produce pleasant results, but none is able to effectively evolve the style of the musical pieces generated.

In this paper, we fill this gap by proposing an evolutionary memetic system that composes melodies, exploiting a society of virtual composers. An extensive validation, performed by using both quantitative and qualitative analyses, confirms that the system is able to evolve its compositional style over time.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationEvolutionary and Biologically Inspired Music, Sound, Art and Design
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 4th International Conference, EvoMUSART 2015
EditorsColin Johnson, Adrian Carballal, João Correia
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
Pages249-260
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9783319164984
ISBN (Print)9783319164977
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2015
Event4th International Conference on Evolutionary and Biologically Inspired Music, Sound, Art and Design - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 8 Apr 201510 Apr 2015
Conference number: 4
http://www.evostar.org/2015/cfp_evomusart.php (Link to Conference Website)

Publication series

NameLecture notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer
Volume9027
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference4th International Conference on Evolutionary and Biologically Inspired Music, Sound, Art and Design
Abbreviated titleEvoMUSART
CountryDenmark
CityCopenhagen
Period8/04/1510/04/15
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Velardo, V., & Vallati, M. (2015). On the Stylistic Evolution of a Society of Virtual Melody Composers. In C. Johnson, A. Carballal, & J. Correia (Eds.), Evolutionary and Biologically Inspired Music, Sound, Art and Design: Proceedings of the 4th International Conference, EvoMUSART 2015 (pp. 249-260). (Lecture notes in Computer Science; Vol. 9027). Switzerland: Springer International Publishing AG. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-16498-4_22
Velardo, Valerio ; Vallati, Mauro. / On the Stylistic Evolution of a Society of Virtual Melody Composers. Evolutionary and Biologically Inspired Music, Sound, Art and Design: Proceedings of the 4th International Conference, EvoMUSART 2015. editor / Colin Johnson ; Adrian Carballal ; João Correia. Switzerland : Springer International Publishing AG, 2015. pp. 249-260 (Lecture notes in Computer Science).
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Velardo, V & Vallati, M 2015, On the Stylistic Evolution of a Society of Virtual Melody Composers. in C Johnson, A Carballal & J Correia (eds), Evolutionary and Biologically Inspired Music, Sound, Art and Design: Proceedings of the 4th International Conference, EvoMUSART 2015. Lecture notes in Computer Science, vol. 9027, Springer International Publishing AG, Switzerland, pp. 249-260, 4th International Conference on Evolutionary and Biologically Inspired Music, Sound, Art and Design, Copenhagen, Denmark, 8/04/15. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-16498-4_22

On the Stylistic Evolution of a Society of Virtual Melody Composers. / Velardo, Valerio; Vallati, Mauro.

Evolutionary and Biologically Inspired Music, Sound, Art and Design: Proceedings of the 4th International Conference, EvoMUSART 2015. ed. / Colin Johnson; Adrian Carballal; João Correia. Switzerland : Springer International Publishing AG, 2015. p. 249-260 (Lecture notes in Computer Science; Vol. 9027).

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Velardo V, Vallati M. On the Stylistic Evolution of a Society of Virtual Melody Composers. In Johnson C, Carballal A, Correia J, editors, Evolutionary and Biologically Inspired Music, Sound, Art and Design: Proceedings of the 4th International Conference, EvoMUSART 2015. Switzerland: Springer International Publishing AG. 2015. p. 249-260. (Lecture notes in Computer Science). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-16498-4_22