VirtuaLatin - Towards a musical multi-agent system

D Murray-Rust, A Smaill, M C Maya

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Abstract

This project investigates the use of multi-agent systems for musical accompaniment(1). It details the construction and analysis of a percussive agent, able to add timbales accompaniment to pre-recorded salsa music. We propose, implement and test a novel representational structure directed towards latin music, and develop a music listening system designed to build up these high level representations. We develop a generative system which uses expert knowledge and high level representations to manage a set of behaviours which combine and alter templates in a musically sensitive manner.

Overall, we find that the agent is capable of creating accompaniment which is indistinguishable from human playing to the general public, and difficult for domain experts to identify.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICCIMA 2005: Sixth International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Multimedia Applications, Proceedings
EditorsH Selvaraj, B Verma, A DeCarvalho
Place of PublicationLOS ALAMITOS
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages17-22
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0-7695-2358-7
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event6th International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Multimedia Applications - Las Vegas
Duration: 16 Aug 200518 Aug 2005

Conference

Conference6th International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Multimedia Applications
CityLas Vegas
Period16/08/0518/08/05

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