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Spatial Programming for Musical Transformations and Harmonization

Louis Bigo 1 Jean-Louis Giavitto 1, 2 Antoine Spicher 3
2 MuTant - Synchronous Realtime Processing and Programming of Music Signals
Inria Paris-Rocquencourt, UPMC - Université Pierre et Marie Curie - Paris 6, IRCAM, CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
Abstract : This paper presents a spatial approach to build spaces of musical chords as simplicial complexes. The approach developed here enables the representation of a musical piece as an object evolving over time in this underlying space, leading to a trajectory. Well known spatial transformations can be applied to this trajectory as well as to the underlying space. These spatial transformations induce a corresponding musical transformation on the piece. Spaces and transformations are computed thanks to MGS, an experimental programming language dedicated to spatial computing.
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Louis Bigo, Jean-Louis Giavitto, Antoine Spicher. Spatial Programming for Musical Transformations and Harmonization. Spatial Computing Workshiop (SCW), May 2013, Saint-Paul, Minesota, United States. p. 9-16. ⟨hal-00925767⟩



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