On measuring syncopation to drive an interactive music system

George Sioros, André Holzapfel, Carlos Guedes

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Abstract

In this paper we address the problem of measuring syncopation in order to mediate a musically meaningful interaction between a live music performance and an automatically generated rhythm. To this end we present a simple, yet effective interactive music system we developed. We shed some light on the complex nature of syncopation by looking into MIDI data from drum loops and whole songs. We conclude that segregation into individual rhythmic layers is necessary in order to measure the syncopation of a music ensemble. This implies that measuring syncopation on polyphonic audio signals is not yet tractable using the current state-of-the-art in audio analysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 13th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference, ISMIR 2012
Pages283-288
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2012
Event13th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference, ISMIR 2012 - Porto, Portugal
Duration: Oct 8 2012Oct 12 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 13th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference, ISMIR 2012

Other

Other13th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference, ISMIR 2012
CountryPortugal
CityPorto
Period10/8/1210/12/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Music
  • Information Systems

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