RaPScoM - A Framework for Rapid Prototyping of Semantically Enhanced Score Music

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Conference Paper


SMC Conference 2011 (2011)


In film and video production, the selection or production of suitable music often turns out to be an expensive and time-consuming task. Directors or video producers frequently do not possess enough expert musical knowledge to express their musical ideas to a composer, which is why the usage of temp tracks is a widely accepted practice. To improve this situation, we aim at devising a generative music prototyping tool capable of supporting media producers by exposing a set of high-level parameters tailored to the vocabulary of films (such as mood descriptors, semantic parameters, film and music genre etc.). The tool is meant to semi-automate the process of producing and/or selecting temp tracks by using algorithmic composition strategies to either generate new musical material, or process exemplary material, such as audio or MIDI files. Eventually, the tool will be able to provide suitable raw material for composers to start their work. We will also publish parts of the prototype as an open source framework (the RaPScoM framework) to foster further development in this area.

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