Concatenative Synthesis of Expressive Saxophone Performance

Publication Type:

Conference Paper


SMC Conference 2008 (2008)




In this paper we present a systematic approach to applying expressive performance models to non-expressive score transcriptions and synthesizing the results by means of concatenative synthesis. Expressive performance models are built from score transcriptions and recorded performances by means of decision tree rule induction, and those models are used both to transform inexpressive input scores and to guide the concatenative synthesizer unit selection.