Preparing for TreeTorika : Computer-Assisted Analysis of Mao’s oratory

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSMC’07 4th Sound and Music Computing Conference
Subtitle of host publicationPROCEEDINGS
EditorsCharalampos Spyridis, Anastasia Georgaki, Georgios Kouroupetroglou, Christina Anagnostopoulou
Place of PublicationAthens
PublisherNational and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Pages267-274
Number of pages8
ISBN (print)9789606608759
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2007
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Sound and Music Computing Conference, SMC

Conference

Title4th Sound and Music Computing Conference, SMC'07
PlaceGreece
CityLefkada
Period11 - 13 July 2007

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Abstract

This paper examines computer-assisted analysis techniques in extracting musical features from a recording of a speech by Mao Zedong. The data was used to prepare compositional material such as global form, melody, harmony and rhythm for TreeTorika for chamber orchestra. The text focuses on large-scale segmentation, melody transcription, quantification and quantization. It touches upon orchestration techniques but does not go into other aspects of the work such as constrained-based rhythm development. Automatic transcription of the voice was discarded in favour of an aurally based method supported by tools in Amadeus and Max/MSP. The data were processed in OpenMusic to optimise the notation with regards to accuracy and readability for the musicians. The harmonic context was derived from AudioSculpt partial tracking and chord-sequence analyses. Finally, attention will be given to artistic and political considerations when using recordings of such an intensively disputed public figure as Mao.

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Preparing for TreeTorika: Computer-Assisted Analysis of Mao’s oratory. / Lindborg, PerMagnus.
SMC’07 4th Sound and Music Computing Conference: PROCEEDINGS. ed. / Charalampos Spyridis; Anastasia Georgaki; Georgios Kouroupetroglou; Christina Anagnostopoulou. Athens: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, 2007. p. 267-274 (Proceedings of the Sound and Music Computing Conference, SMC).

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary WorksRGC 32 - Refereed conference paper (with host publication)peer-review

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