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Dorottya Fabian, Renee Timmers, and Emery Schubert

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199659647

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659647.001.0001

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Using Computational Models of Music Performance to Model Stylistic Variations

Using Computational Models of Music Performance to Model Stylistic Variations

(p.240) Chapter 14 Using Computational Models of Music Performance to Model Stylistic Variations
Expressiveness in music performance

Anders Friberg

Erica Bisesi

Oxford University Press

The performance variations introduced by the musicians have been generalized into computational models in the KTH rule system. The models can convey gestural information about physical movement as well as emotional expression. The rule system was extended with new rules modelling metric, harmonic, melodic contour, and grouping accents as suggested by Parncutt (2003), and for interaction of rules. The accents are automatically rendered using a local shape of increased sound level and slower tempo around the accented note. We consider the rule system as a toolbox containing a set of general performance principles that to a certain extent have biological foundation. Then, the application of the rules depends on the intention, style, personal preferences, etc. We show how this can be done for three cases representing a music example from three different historical periods of piano music: baroque, romantic, and contemporary art music.

Keywords:   performance variations, KTH rule system, computational models, accents, metric, harmonic, melodic contour, grouping, classical piano music

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