Marsden, Alan (2004) Extending a network-of-elaborations representation to polyphonic music: Schenker and species counterpoint. In: Sound and Music Computing '04, 2004-10-202004-10-22, Paris, 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.
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