Representing music as work in progress

Gerard Roma, Perfecto Herrera

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In this chapter, the authors discuss an approach to music representation that supports collaborative composition given current practices based on digital audio. A music work is represented as a directed graph that encodes sequences and layers of sound samples. The authors discuss graph grammars as a general framework for this representation. From a grammar perspective, they analyze the use of XML for storing production rules, music structures, and references to audio files. The authors describe an example implementation of this approach.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStructuring Music through Markup Language
Subtitle of host publicationDesigns and Architectures
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781466624986
ISBN (Print)9781466624979
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2012
Externally publishedYes


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