Towards an experiment on perception of affective music generation using MetaCompose

Marco Scirea, Julian Togelius, Peter Eklund, Sebastian Risi

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    Abstract

    MetaCompose is a music generator based on a hybrid evolutionary technique combining FI-2POP and multi-objective optimization. In this paper we employ the MetaCompose music generator to create music in real-time that expresses different mood-states in a game-playing environment (Checkers) and present preliminary results of an experiment focusing on determining (i) if differences in player experience can be observed when using affective-dynamic music compared to static music; and (ii) if any difference is observed when the music supports the game's internal narrative/state. Participants were tasked to play two games of Checkers while listening to two (out of three) different set-ups of game-related generated music. The possible set-ups were: static expression, consistent affective expression, and random affective expression.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationGECCO 2018 Companion - Proceedings of the 2018 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference Companion
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
    Pages131-132
    Number of pages2
    ISBN (Electronic)9781450357647
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jul 6 2018
    Event2018 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, GECCO 2018 - Kyoto, Japan
    Duration: Jul 15 2018Jul 19 2018

    Publication series

    NameGECCO 2018 Companion - Proceedings of the 2018 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference Companion

    Other

    Other2018 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, GECCO 2018
    CountryJapan
    CityKyoto
    Period7/15/187/19/18

    Keywords

    • ACM proceedings
    • LATEX
    • Text tagging

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Computer Science Applications
    • Software
    • Computational Theory and Mathematics
    • Theoretical Computer Science

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