This book discusses all aspects of computing for expressive performance, from the history of CSEMPs to the very latest research, in addition to discussing the fundamental ideas, and key issues and directions for future research. Topics and features: includes review questions at the end of each chapter; presents a survey of systems for real-time interactive control of automatic expressive music performance, including simulated conducting systems; examines two systems in detail, YQX and IMAP, each providing an example of a very different approach; introduces techniques for synthesizing expressive non-piano performances; addresses the challenges found in polyphonic music expression, from a statistical modelling point of view; discusses the automated analysis of musical structure, and the evaluation of CSEMPs; describes the emerging field of embodied expressive musical performance, devoted to building robots that can expressively perform music with traditional instruments.
Prof. Eduardo R. Miranda is a composer and Professor in Computer Music at Plymouth University, UK, where he is Director of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research (ICCMR). Dr. Alexis Kirke is a Research Fellow at ICCMR and composer-in-residency at the Marine Institute - Plymouth University.
An Overview of Computer Systems for Expressive Music Performance Alexis Kirke and Eduardo Miranda Systems for Interactive Control of Computer Generated Music Performance Marco Fabiani, Anders Friberg and Roberto Bresin Expressive Performance Rendering with Probabilistic Models Sebastian Flossmann, Maarten Grachten and Gerhard Widmer Artificial Evolution of Expressive Performance of Music: An Imitative Multi-Agent Systems Approach Eduardo Miranda, Alexis Kirke and Qijun Zhang Modelling, Analysing, Identifying and Synthesizing Expressive Popular Music Performances Rafael Ramirez, Esteban Maestre and Alfonso Perez Statistical Approach to Automatic Expressive Rendition of Polyphonic Piano Music Tae Hun Kim, Satoru Fukayama, Takuya Nishimoto and Shigeki Sagayama Evaluation of Computer Systems for Expressive Music Performance Roberto Bresin and Anders Friberg Computational Music Theory and its Applications to Expressive Performance and Composition Masatoshi Hamanaka, Keiji Hirata and Satoshi Tojo Anthropomorphic Musical Robots Designed to Produce Physically-Embodied Expressive Music Performances Jorge Solis and Atsuo Takanishi