Do Androids Dream of Electric Chimera?

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Title Do Androids Dream of Electric Chimera?
Author Gifford, Toby; Brown, Andrew Robert
Publication Title Improvise: The Australasian Computer Music Conference 2009
Editor Sorensen, Andrew C.
Year Published 2009
Place of publication Brisbane
Publisher Australasian Computer Music Association (ACMA)
Abstract This paper describes the use of the Chimera Architecture as the basis for a generative rhythmic improvisation system that is intended for use in ensemble contexts. This interactive soft- ware system learns in real time based on an audio input from live performers. The paper describes the components of the Chimera Architecture including a novel analysis engine that uses prediction to robustly assess the rhythmic salience of the input stream. Analytical results are stored in a hierarchical structure that includes multiple scenarios which allow ab- stracted and alternate interpretations of the current metrical context. The system draws upon this Chimera Architecture when generating a musical response. The generated rhythms are intended to have a particular ambiguity in relation to the music performance by other members of the ensemble. Ambi- guity is controlled through alternate interpretations of the Chimera. We describe an implementation of the Chimera Ar- chitecture that focuses on rhythmic material, and present and discuss initial experimental results of the software system playing along with recordings of a live performance.
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Copyright Statement Copyright remains with the authors 2009. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. For information about this conference please refer to the conference's website or contact the authors.
ISBN 1448-7780
Conference name The Australasian Computer Music Conference 2009
Location Kelvin Grove, Australia
Date From 2009-07-02
Date To 2009-07-04
Date Accessioned 2011-08-09
Language en_AU
Research Centre Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre; Centre for Creative Arts Research
Faculty Queensland Conservatorium
Subject Performing Arts and Creative Writing
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Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1x

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