Can the evolution of music be analyzed in a quantitative manner

  title={Can the evolution of music be analyzed in a quantitative manner},
  author={Vilson Vieira and Renato Moraes Alves Fabbri and Gonzalo Travieso and Luciano da Fontoura Costa},
  • Vilson Vieira, Renato Moraes Alves Fabbri, +1 author Luciano da Fontoura Costa
  • Published 2011
  • Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science
  • We propose a methodology to study music development by applying multivariate statistics on composers characteristics. Seven representative composers were considered in terms of eight main musical features. Grades were assigned to each characteristic and their correlations were analyzed. A bootstrap method was applied to simulate hundreds of artificial composers influenced by the seven representatives chosen. Afterwards we quantify non-numeric relations like dialectics, opposition and innovation… CONTINUE READING

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