Pachet, F. A Joyful Ode to Automatic Orchestration. ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology, Special Issue on Intelligent Music Systems and Applications, 8(2), October 2016. Article 18 (invited contribution)

Sony CSL authors: Fran├žois Pachet

Abstract

After long decades of research in computer music, music generation is now finally becoming a reality. The ability to produce automatically music of human-level quality, whatever this means, by algorithms able to understand sufficiently well the various problems underlying music generation. In this paper I report on a specific experiment in music generation resulting from a commission of the European Commision: the re-orchestration of Ode to Joy, the European anthem, in seven styles, using algorithms developped in the Flow Machines project and in a very limited time frame. I stress out the benefits of having had such a unifying goal, and the interesting new problems it raised in the way, both concerning symbolic and audio music generation.

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@ARTICLE { pachet:16a, AUTHOR="Pachet, F.", JOURNAL="ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology, Special Issue on Intelligent Music Systems and Applications", MONTH="October", NOTE="Article 18 (invited contribution)", NUMBER="2", TITLE="A Joyful Ode to Automatic Orchestration", VOLUME="8", YEAR="2016", }