A rule-based generative music system controlled by desired valence and arousal

Isaac Wallis, Todd Ingalls, Ellen Campana, Janel Goodman

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This paper details an emotional music synthesis (EMS) system which is designed around music theory parameters and previous research on music and emotion. This system uses a rule-based algorithm to generate the music from scratch. Results of a user study on this system show that listener ratings of emotional valence and arousal correlate with intended production of musical valence and arousal.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011
Event8th Sound and Music Computing Conference, SMC 2011 - Padova, Italy
Duration: Jul 6 2011Jul 9 2011


Conference8th Sound and Music Computing Conference, SMC 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)

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