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^muzicode$: composing and performing musical codes

Greenhalgh, Chris; Benford, Steve; Hazzard, Adrian

Authors

STEVE BENFORD steve.benford@nottingham.ac.uk
Dunford Chair in Computer Science



Abstract

We present muzicodes, an approach to incorporating machine-readable ‘codes’ into music that allows the performer and/or composer to flexibly define what constitutes a code, and to perform around it. These codes can then act as triggers, for example to control an accompaniment or visuals during a performance. The codes can form an integral part of the music (composition and/or performance), and may be more or less obviously present. This creates a rich space of playful interaction with a system that recognises and responds to the codes. Our proof of concept implementation works with audio or MIDI as input. Muzicodes are represented textually and regular expressions are used to flexibly define them. We present two contrasting demonstration applications and summarise the findings from two workshops with potential users which highlight opportunities and challenges, especially in relation to specifying and matching codes and playing and performing with the system.

Citation

Greenhalgh, C., Benford, S., & Hazzard, A. (2016). ^muzicode$: composing and performing musical codes

Conference Name Audio Mostly 2016
End Date Oct 6, 2016
Acceptance Date Jul 1, 2016
Publication Date Oct 4, 2016
Deposit Date Sep 29, 2016
Publicly Available Date Oct 4, 2016
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Keywords Musical codes, Performing, Music information retrieval
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/37081
Related Public URLs http://audiomostly.com/
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/end_user_agreement.pdf
Additional Information ACM 978-1-4503-4822-5. doi:10.1145/2986444

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