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Sound to scale to sound, a setup for microtonal exploration and composition

Olmo Cornelis UGent and Joren Six UGent (2012) International Computer Music Conference, Proceedings.
abstract
This paper elaborates on a setup for microtonal exploration, experimentation and composition. Where the initial design of the software Tarsos aimed for the scale analysis of ethnic music recordings, it turned out to deliver a flexible platform for pitch exploration of any kind of music. Scales from ethnic music, but also theoretically designed scales and scales from musical practice, can be analyzed in great detail and can be adapted by a flexible interface with auditory feedback. The output, the scales, are written into the standardized Scala format, and can be used in a MIDI-to-WAV converter that renders a MIDI file into audio tuned using the scale. This setup creates an environment for tone scale exploration that can be used for microtonal composition.
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International Computer Music Conference, Proceedings
pages
4 pages
publisher
Ghent University, Department of Art, music and theatre sciences
place of publication
Ghent, Belgium
conference name
International Computer Music Conference (ICMC - 2012)
conference location
Ljubljana, Slovenia
conference start
2012-09-09
conference end
2012-09-14
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
C1
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
3009311
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-3009311
date created
2012-10-09 09:00:37
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2014-02-07 13:17:04
@inproceedings{3009311,
  abstract     = {This paper elaborates on a setup for microtonal exploration, experimentation and composition. Where the initial design of the software Tarsos aimed for the scale analysis of ethnic music recordings, it turned out to deliver a flexible platform for pitch exploration of any kind of music. Scales from ethnic music, but also theoretically designed scales and scales from musical practice, can be analyzed in great detail and can be adapted by a flexible interface with auditory feedback. The output, the scales, are written into the standardized Scala format, and can be used in a MIDI-to-WAV converter that renders a MIDI file into audio tuned using the scale. This setup creates an environment for tone scale exploration that can be used for microtonal composition.},
  author       = {Cornelis, Olmo and Six, Joren},
  booktitle    = {International Computer Music Conference, Proceedings},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Ljubljana, Slovenia},
  pages        = {4},
  publisher    = {Ghent University, Department of Art, music and theatre sciences},
  title        = {Sound to scale to sound, a setup for microtonal exploration and composition},
  year         = {2012},
}

Chicago
Cornelis, Olmo, and Joren Six. 2012. “Sound to Scale to Sound, a Setup for Microtonal Exploration and Composition.” In International Computer Music Conference, Proceedings. Ghent, Belgium: Ghent University, Department of Art, music and theatre sciences.
APA
Cornelis, O., & Six, J. (2012). Sound to scale to sound, a setup for microtonal exploration and composition. International Computer Music Conference, Proceedings. Presented at the International Computer Music Conference (ICMC - 2012), Ghent, Belgium: Ghent University, Department of Art, music and theatre sciences.
Vancouver
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Cornelis O, Six J. Sound to scale to sound, a setup for microtonal exploration and composition. International Computer Music Conference, Proceedings. Ghent, Belgium: Ghent University, Department of Art, music and theatre sciences; 2012.
MLA
Cornelis, Olmo, and Joren Six. “Sound to Scale to Sound, a Setup for Microtonal Exploration and Composition.” International Computer Music Conference, Proceedings. Ghent, Belgium: Ghent University, Department of Art, music and theatre sciences, 2012. Print.