Composing with hyperscore: An intuitive interface for visualizing musical structure

Morwaread Farbood, Henry Kaufman, Kevin Jennings

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Abstract

Hyperscore is a graphical, computer-assisted composition system that allows users to intuitively visualize and edit musical structures. It maps musical features to graphical elements such as color, shape, and line texture. These graphical elements allow users to control both high and low-level musical features such as pitch, dynamics, melodic contour, and harmonic tension. Hyperscore facilitates composition by providing the user with a visual representation of the large-scale structure of a piece while simplifying the process of integrating diverse rhythmic and melodic material. It is designed primarily for users with limited or no musical training.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages111-117
Number of pages7
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007
EventInternational Computer Music Conference, ICMC 2007 - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: Aug 27 2007Aug 31 2007

Other

OtherInternational Computer Music Conference, ICMC 2007
CountryDenmark
CityCopenhagen
Period8/27/078/31/07

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Media Technology
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Music

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Farbood, M., Kaufman, H., & Jennings, K. (2007). Composing with hyperscore: An intuitive interface for visualizing musical structure. 111-117. Paper presented at International Computer Music Conference, ICMC 2007, Copenhagen, Denmark.