Syncopation as transformation

George Sioros, Carlos Guedes

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Abstract

Syncopation is a rhythmic phenomenon present in various musical styles and cultures. We present here a set of simple rhythmic transformations that can serve as a formalized model for syncopation. The transformations are based on fundamental features of the musical meter and syncopation, as seen from a cognitive and a musical perspective. Based on this model, rhythmic patterns can be organized in tree structures where patterns are interconnected through simple transformations. A Max4Live device is presented as a creative application of the model. It manipulates the syncopation of midi “clips” by automatically de-syncopating and syncopating the midi notes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSound, Music, and Motion - 10th International Symposium, CMMR 2013, Revised Selected Papers
PublisherSpringer-Verlag
Pages635-658
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9783319129754
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event10th International Symposium on Computer Music Multidisciplinary Research, CMMR 2013 - Marseille, France
Duration: Oct 15 2013Oct 18 2013

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume8905
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other10th International Symposium on Computer Music Multidisciplinary Research, CMMR 2013
CountryFrance
CityMarseille
Period10/15/1310/18/13

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Keywords

  • Analysis
  • Generation
  • Meter
  • Rhythm
  • Syncopation
  • Transformations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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Sioros, G., & Guedes, C. (2014). Syncopation as transformation. In Sound, Music, and Motion - 10th International Symposium, CMMR 2013, Revised Selected Papers (pp. 635-658). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 8905). Springer-Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-12976-1_39

Syncopation as transformation. / Sioros, George; Guedes, Carlos.

Sound, Music, and Motion - 10th International Symposium, CMMR 2013, Revised Selected Papers. Springer-Verlag, 2014. p. 635-658 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 8905).

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

Sioros, G & Guedes, C 2014, Syncopation as transformation. in Sound, Music, and Motion - 10th International Symposium, CMMR 2013, Revised Selected Papers. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), vol. 8905, Springer-Verlag, pp. 635-658, 10th International Symposium on Computer Music Multidisciplinary Research, CMMR 2013, Marseille, France, 10/15/13. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-12976-1_39
Sioros G, Guedes C. Syncopation as transformation. In Sound, Music, and Motion - 10th International Symposium, CMMR 2013, Revised Selected Papers. Springer-Verlag. 2014. p. 635-658. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-12976-1_39
Sioros, George ; Guedes, Carlos. / Syncopation as transformation. Sound, Music, and Motion - 10th International Symposium, CMMR 2013, Revised Selected Papers. Springer-Verlag, 2014. pp. 635-658 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)).
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