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A study of image-based music composition

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2 Author(s)
Xiaoying Wu ; School of Computing Science, Simon Fraser Unicersity, Burnaby, BC, Canada V5A 1S6 ; Ze-Nian Li

Visual and auditory forms have some noticeable associations that can inspire similar cognitive and aesthetical experiences. This paper presents a study on the possibilities of applying low-level visual-auditory associations to music generation. A few methods are implemented to directly convert visual features extracted from images into musical elements (pitch, duration, and chord). Some initial results suggest a high potential of composing interesting music along this direction. Possible application of this study include getting new ideas for music composers and generating accompanying music in various contexts.

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2008 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo

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June 23 2008-April 26 2008