Algorithmic cross-mixing and rhythmic derangement

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Baracskai, Z. (2014) Algorithmic cross-mixing and rhythmic derangement. In: International Computer Music Conference, Athens, Greece, 14-20 September 2014. Available from:

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This paper discusses the circumstances and the results in automating rhythmical derangement of popular music in order to render an odd-meter version of a tune. The resulting pieces will be performed in a late night concert of the International Computer Music Conference resembling a typical DJ performance setting. Created remixes often use two widely known tunes in parallel to bear the title of a cross-mix. The cross-mixes are made by firstly synchronising the tracks in their original time- flow by using audio stretching techniques. Secondly, the probabilistic splicing algorithms and further time- stretching are employed to render the tracks within a different metric structure. Finally, DJ production and performance techniques provide appropriate ways of mastering and presenting the pieces in a club-type environment. The paper will further deal with the intentions behind using popular tunes, odd-meters and algorithms in the light of the motivation that yielded the currently presented system. The designed software plug-in will be briefly documented and made public as open-source development.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: music, algorithms
Faculty/Department: Faculty of Environment and Technology > Department of Computer Science and Creative Technologies
Depositing User: Dr Z. Baracskai
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2015 09:08
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2017 22:25


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