EarGram

An application for interactive exploration of concatenative sound synthesis in pure data

Gilberto Bernardes, Carlos Guedes, Bruce Pennycook

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Abstract

    This paper describes the creative and technical processes behind earGram, an application created with Pure Data for real-time concatenative sound synthesis. The system encompasses four generative music strategies that automatically rearrange and explore a database of descriptor-analyzed sound snippets (corpus) by rules other than their original temporal order into musically coherent outputs. Of note are the system's machine-learning capabilities as well as its visualization strategies, which constitute a valuable aid for decisionmaking during performance by revealing musical patterns and temporal organizations of the corpus.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationFrom Sounds to Music and Emotions - 9th International Symposium, CMMR 2012, Revised Selected Papers
    Pages110-129
    Number of pages20
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Oct 10 2013
    Event9th International Symposium on Computer Music Modeling and Retrieval, CMMR 2012 - London, United Kingdom
    Duration: Jun 19 2012Jun 22 2012

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
    Volume7900 LNCS
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743
    ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

    Other

    Other9th International Symposium on Computer Music Modeling and Retrieval, CMMR 2012
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    CityLondon
    Period6/19/126/22/12

    Fingerprint

    Acoustic waves
    Synthesis
    Music
    Descriptors
    Learning systems
    Machine Learning
    Visualization
    Decision Making
    Real-time
    Output
    Corpus
    Strategy
    Sound

    Keywords

    • Concatenative sound synthesis
    • generative music
    • recombination

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Theoretical Computer Science
    • Computer Science(all)

    Cite this

    Bernardes, G., Guedes, C., & Pennycook, B. (2013). EarGram: An application for interactive exploration of concatenative sound synthesis in pure data. In From Sounds to Music and Emotions - 9th International Symposium, CMMR 2012, Revised Selected Papers (pp. 110-129). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 7900 LNCS). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-41248-6_7

    EarGram : An application for interactive exploration of concatenative sound synthesis in pure data. / Bernardes, Gilberto; Guedes, Carlos; Pennycook, Bruce.

    From Sounds to Music and Emotions - 9th International Symposium, CMMR 2012, Revised Selected Papers. 2013. p. 110-129 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 7900 LNCS).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Bernardes, G, Guedes, C & Pennycook, B 2013, EarGram: An application for interactive exploration of concatenative sound synthesis in pure data. in From Sounds to Music and Emotions - 9th International Symposium, CMMR 2012, Revised Selected Papers. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), vol. 7900 LNCS, pp. 110-129, 9th International Symposium on Computer Music Modeling and Retrieval, CMMR 2012, London, United Kingdom, 6/19/12. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-41248-6_7
    Bernardes G, Guedes C, Pennycook B. EarGram: An application for interactive exploration of concatenative sound synthesis in pure data. In From Sounds to Music and Emotions - 9th International Symposium, CMMR 2012, Revised Selected Papers. 2013. p. 110-129. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-41248-6_7
    Bernardes, Gilberto ; Guedes, Carlos ; Pennycook, Bruce. / EarGram : An application for interactive exploration of concatenative sound synthesis in pure data. From Sounds to Music and Emotions - 9th International Symposium, CMMR 2012, Revised Selected Papers. 2013. pp. 110-129 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)).
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