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Investigating affect in algorithmic composition systems

Williams, Duncan and Kirke, Alexis and Miranda, Eduardo R and Roesch, Etienne and Daly, Ian and Nasuto, Slawomir (2015) 'Investigating affect in algorithmic composition systems.' Psychology of Music, 43 (6). 831 - 854. ISSN 0305-7356

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There has been a significant amount of work implementing systems for algorithmic composition with the intention of targeting specific emotional responses in the listener, but a full review of this work is not currently available. This gap creates a shared obstacle to those entering the field. Our aim is thus to give an overview of progress in the area of these affectively driven systems for algorithmic composition. Performative and transformative systems are included and differentiated where appropriate, highlighting the challenges these systems now face if they are to be adapted to, or have already incorporated, some form of affective control. Possible real-time applications for such systems, utilizing affectively driven algorithmic composition and biophysical sensing to monitor and induce affective states in the listener are suggested.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: affective composition, composition, emotion, induction, perception
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, School of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 25 May 2021 11:02
Last Modified: 25 May 2021 11:02

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