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Audio Descriptors-Aided Music Composition via Timbra Re-Creation

Grant number: 11/23972-2
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): July 01, 2012
Effective date (End): January 31, 2016
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Arts - Music
Principal researcher:Jônatas Manzolli
Grantee:Ivan Eiji Yamauchi Simurra
Home Institution: Núcleo Interdisciplinar de Comunicação Sonora (NICS). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil

Abstract

This is a doctoral research project, part of the graduate program of the Instituto de Artes da UNICAMP (IA) and the Núcleo Interdisciplinar de Comunicação Sonora (NICS/UNICAMP), in the area of creative processes with focus on Timbral Re-Creation as a process of musical creation. This research is based mainly in three aspects: a) the study of audio descriptors as a tool for computer-assisted timbal re-creation; b) the creation of compositional studies, in which the timbal re-creation hypotheses will be tested, as well as the effectiveness of computer support and c) the analysis of works and compositional procedures elaborated by some composers to serve as a reference for the development of music composition. In this "Compositional Studies" computing environments will be used to assist the music composition in real time or deferred time, using different processes to "describe" or "retrieve" information of a musical tone reference. For this task, we will study the following computing environments: OpenMusic, PWGL, Max / MSP and PureData. Thereafter at least one of these environments will be defined and used preferably in this study. In addition, there is the possibility of using the Orchidée software, which has an architecture to Computer-Aided Orchestration. With respect to item "c" will be proposed a analysis of compositional procedures developed by a group of composers. These procedures will serve as "compositional references" and will be constructed compositional models. It is expected that all this research procedure developed here serve as the basis of knowledge in the musical composition and also, as reference material in this area. This work also is an extension of a Master Degree Research already funded by FAPESP, which was studied elaborations space analysis.

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