Towards an experiment on perception of affective music generation using MetaCompose

Marco Scirea, Julian Togelius, Peter Eklund, Sebastian Risi

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    Abstract

    MetaCompose is a music generator based on a hybrid evolutionary technique combining FI-2POP and multi-objective optimization. In this paper we employ the MetaCompose music generator to create music in real-time that expresses different mood-states in a game-playing environment (Checkers) and present preliminary results of an experiment focusing on determining (i) if differences in player experience can be observed when using affective-dynamic music compared to static music; and (ii) if any difference is observed when the music supports the game's internal narrative/state. Participants were tasked to play two games of Checkers while listening to two (out of three) different set-ups of game-related generated music. The possible set-ups were: static expression, consistent affective expression, and random affective expression.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationGECCO 2018 Companion - Proceedings of the 2018 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference Companion
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
    Pages131-132
    Number of pages2
    ISBN (Electronic)9781450357647
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jul 6 2018
    Event2018 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, GECCO 2018 - Kyoto, Japan
    Duration: Jul 15 2018Jul 19 2018

    Other

    Other2018 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, GECCO 2018
    CountryJapan
    CityKyoto
    Period7/15/187/19/18

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    Multiobjective optimization
    Music
    Experiment
    Game
    Experiments
    Generator
    Mood
    Perception
    Multi-objective Optimization
    Express
    Internal
    Real-time

    Keywords

    • ACM proceedings
    • LATEX
    • Text tagging

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Computer Science Applications
    • Software
    • Computational Theory and Mathematics
    • Theoretical Computer Science

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    Scirea, M., Togelius, J., Eklund, P., & Risi, S. (2018). Towards an experiment on perception of affective music generation using MetaCompose. In GECCO 2018 Companion - Proceedings of the 2018 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference Companion (pp. 131-132). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/3205651.3205745

    Towards an experiment on perception of affective music generation using MetaCompose. / Scirea, Marco; Togelius, Julian; Eklund, Peter; Risi, Sebastian.

    GECCO 2018 Companion - Proceedings of the 2018 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference Companion. Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, 2018. p. 131-132.

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

    Scirea, M, Togelius, J, Eklund, P & Risi, S 2018, Towards an experiment on perception of affective music generation using MetaCompose. in GECCO 2018 Companion - Proceedings of the 2018 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference Companion. Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, pp. 131-132, 2018 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, GECCO 2018, Kyoto, Japan, 7/15/18. https://doi.org/10.1145/3205651.3205745
    Scirea M, Togelius J, Eklund P, Risi S. Towards an experiment on perception of affective music generation using MetaCompose. In GECCO 2018 Companion - Proceedings of the 2018 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference Companion. Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. 2018. p. 131-132 https://doi.org/10.1145/3205651.3205745
    Scirea, Marco ; Togelius, Julian ; Eklund, Peter ; Risi, Sebastian. / Towards an experiment on perception of affective music generation using MetaCompose. GECCO 2018 Companion - Proceedings of the 2018 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference Companion. Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, 2018. pp. 131-132
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