Computer-generating Emotional Music : the Design of an Affective Music Algorithm

@inproceedings{Wallis2008ComputergeneratingEM,
  title={Computer-generating Emotional Music : the Design of an Affective Music Algorithm},
  author={Isaac Wallis and Todd Ingalls and Ellen Campana},
  year={2008}
}
This paper explores one way to use music in the context of affective design. We've made a real-time music generator that is designed around the concepts of valence and arousal, which are two components of certain models of emotion. When set to a desired valence and arousal, the algorithm plays music corresponding to the intersection of these two parameters. We designed our algorithm using psychological theory of emotion and parametrized features of music which have been tested for affect. The… CONTINUE READING
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