‘Kansei’ in Non-Linear Automated Music Composition: Semiotic Structure and Recombinicity

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  • Music, Theater, Interaction

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  • ‘Kansei’ in Non-Linear Automated Music Composition: Semiotic Structure and Recombinicity

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  • This paper focuses on software based automated composition systems operated by a single user to create music for closed system dramatic narratives where the dramatic parameters are known but the dramatic shape and outcomes are not predetermined. The concern is with a system that will address Kansei (emotion based) approaches to narrative structure, musical generation, and performance. The model proposed allows for music creation from controlling a ‘flight simulator’ interface that represents emotional states rather than dealing directly with the composition process, allowing non-composers to recompose or explore a work in different ways. The system could be incorporated into non-linear interactive digital media, allowing different musical paths through a structure be taken.

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