The Ambidrum: Automated Rhythmic Improvisation

Gifford, Toby M. & Brown, Andrew R. (2006) The Ambidrum: Automated Rhythmic Improvisation. In Australasian Computer Music Conference, July 2006, Adelaide, Australia.


This paper outlines a system for machine improvisation with a human performer where the focus is limited to the provision of rhythmic complementarity. Complementarity is achieved through the real-time measurement of metrical coherence in currently playing rhythmic material that informs the generation of subsequent material. A robust computational approach building on recent theories of improvisational intelligence and situated cognition is described. This algorithm can be effective across a range of musical styles.

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ID Code: 6216
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: music, sound, technology
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400) > Musicology and Ethnomusicology (190409)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 Toby M. Gifford and Andrew R. Brown
Deposited On: 14 Feb 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:18

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