Title
Looking into the minds of Bach, Haydn and Beethoven : classification and generation of composer-specific music
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Applied Economics
Publication type
report
Publication
Antwerp :Universiteit Antwerpen, Faculty of Applied Economics, [*]
Subject
Economics
Source (series)
Research paper / University of Antwerp, Faculty of Applied Economics ; 2014:001
Volume/pages
17 p.,
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
In this paper a number of musical features are extracted from a large music database, which are consequently used to build three composer classication models. The rst two models, an if-then ruleset and a decision tree, result in an understanding of the style dierences between Bach, Haydn and Beethoven. The third model, a logistic regression model, gives the probability that a piece is composed by a certain composer. This model is integrated in the objective function of a previously developed variable neighborhood search algorithm that can generate counterpoint. The result is a system that can generate an endless stream of counterpoint music with composer- specic characteristics that sounds pleasing to the ear. This system is implemented as an Android app called FuX that can be installed on any Android phone or tablet.
Full text (open access)
https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/irua/88c031/82750a51.pdf
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