vorbei

Date created: 
2017-04-13
Identifier: 
etd10136
Keywords: 
Generative music, computational creativity, new music
Abstract: 

vorbei is a program designed to generate a unique and complete piece of music every time it is run, and to do so with no external interaction. Each piece created by vorbei begins with the generation of a series of millisecond values known as a gesture, which provides the seed for all subsequent data and sound. Throughout a given run of the program, in order to reinforce emerging trends and encourage movement towards coherent structures, generated data is stored and analyzed to create probabilities that determine its later use. As such, individual runs of vorbei can be understood as a series of variations generated from increasingly extended derivations of the initial gesture.

Document type: 
Graduating extended essay / Research project
Rights: 
This thesis may be printed or downloaded for non-commercial research and scholarly purposes. Copyright remains with the author.
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Senior supervisor: 
Arne Eigenfeldt
Department: 
Communication, Art & Technology: School for the Contemporary Arts
Thesis type: 
(Project) M.F.A.
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