Connectionist Music Composition Based on Melodic and Stylistic Constraints

Part of Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 3 (NIPS 1990)

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Michael C. Mozer, Todd Soukup


We describe a recurrent connectionist network, called CONCERT, that uses a set of melodies written in a given style to compose new melodies in that style. CONCERT is an extension of a traditional algorithmic composition tech(cid:173) nique in which transition tables specify the probability of the next note as a function of previous context. A central ingredient of CONCERT is the use of a psychologically-grounded representation of pitch.