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Extending a network-of-elaborations representation to polyphonic music: Schenker and species counterpoint.

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Publication date20/10/2004
Number of pages7
<mark>Original language</mark>English


ConferenceSound and Music Computing '04
CityParis, France


A system of representing melodies as a network of elaborations has been developed, and used as the basis for software which generates melodies in response to the movements of a dancer. This paper examines the issues of extending this representation system to polyphonic music, and of deriving a structural representation of this kind from a musical score. The theories of Heinrich Schenker and of Species Counterpoint are proposed as potentially fruitful bases.