Title
Composing fifth species counterpoint music with variable neighborhood search Composing fifth species counterpoint music with variable neighborhood search
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Applied Economics
Publication type
report
Publication
Antwerp :UA, [*]
Subject
Economics
Mathematics
Source (series)
Research paper / UA, Faculty of Applied Economics ; 2012:020
Volume/pages
31 p.,
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
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.
Full text (open access)
https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/irua/93e44d/cff18030.pdf
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