Computational Modeling of Music Cognition and Musical Creativity

Geraint A. Wiggins, Marcus T. Pearce and Daniel Müllensiefen

in The Oxford Handbook of Computer Music

Published in print April 2011 | ISBN: 9780199792030
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks

 Computational Modeling of Music Cognition and Musical Creativity

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This article is about the computational modeling of the process of musical composition based on a cognitive model of human behavior. The idea is to study not only the requirements for a computer system capable of musical composition but also to relate it to human behavior during the same process. This article aims, ultimately, at a computer system that can be claimed to be creative. It begins with a perceptual model that has proven capable of simulating relevant aspects of human listening behavior better than any other in the literature. It also considers the application of this model to a different task, musical phrase segmentation. It then considers using the model to generate tonal melodies and shows how one might go about evaluating the resulting model of composition scientifically.

Keywords: computational modeling; musical composition; human behavior; musical phrase segmentation; tonal melodies

Article.  16214 words. 

Subjects: Music ; Applied Music

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