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Title
Composing fifth species counterpoint music with variable neighborhood search
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Abstract
In this paper, a variable neighborhood search (VNS) algorithm is developed and analyzed that can generate fth species counterpoint fragments. The existing species counterpoint rules are quanti ed and form the basis of the objective function used by the algorithm. The VNS developed in this research is a local search metaheuristic that starts from a randomly generated fragment and gradually improves this solution by changing one or two notes at a time. An in-depth statistical analysis reveals the signi cance as well as the optimal settings of the parameters of the VNS. The algorithm has been implemented in a user-friendly software environment called Optimuse. Optimuse allows a user to input basic characteristics such as length, key and mode. Based on this input, a fth species counterpoint fragment is generated that can be edited and played back immediately. This work is the expansion of a previous paper by the authors in which rst species counterpoint music is composed by a similar VNS algorithm.
Language
English
Source (series)
Research paper / UA, Faculty of Applied Economics ; 2012:020
Publication
Antwerp : UA, 2012
Volume/pages
31 p.
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UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Creation 04.12.2012
Last edited 04.09.2013
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