Using Timbre in a Computer-based Improvisation System

  title={Using Timbre in a Computer-based Improvisation System},
  author={William Hsu},
Timbre is an important structural element in nonidiomatic free improvisation [1]. An interactive software system that improvises in such a context should be able to analyze and respond to gestures with rich timbral information. We have been working on a system that improvises with British saxophonist John Butcher, whose complex vocabulary incorporates extended saxophone playing techniques, amplification and feedback [16]. We classify Butcher’s saxophone sounds into broad perceptual categories… CONTINUE READING
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