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Abstract

This paper introduces i-Berlioz, a proof-of-concept interactive Computer Aided Orchestration (CAO) system that suggests combinations of musical instruments to produce timbres specified by the user by means of verbal descriptors. The system relies on machine learning for timbre classification and generative orchestration, and tools to write and execute interactive scenarios. The paper details the two main parts of i-Berlioz: its generative and exploratory engines, respectively, accompanied with examples. The authors discuss how i-Berlioz can aid the composition of musical form based on timbre.

Publication Date

2018-11-08

Publication Title

International Journal of Music Science, Technology and Art

Volume

1

Issue

1

First Page

15

Last Page

23

Embargo Period

2020-03-10

Organisational Unit

School of Art, Design and Architecture

Keywords

Computer Music, Computer-Aided Orchestration, Music Technology

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