Journal of Creative Music Systems

Transformations in Shifting Models: Reorienting with DeepDream
Journal of Creative Music Systems (2016) Vol. 1, No. 1

We propose a framework for sonic creativity via computational methods and artificial intelligence research. We extend Norman Sieroka’s theory of sound from a 3-fold to a 4-fold hierarchy so that sound now becomes characterised in terms of the acoustic, physiological, ...

Playing in Time: Integrating Temporal Information in the Computational Measurement of Musical Similarity
Journal of Creative Music Systems (2016) Vol. 1, No. 1

In this article we discuss the importance of temporal information in assessing musical similarity and we present a content-based approach that emphasizes the sequential repetition of perceptually relevant, expressive musical features. To examine these approaches, we implemented three previously proposed ...

Developing the Vocal Tract Organ
Journal of Creative Music Systems (2016) Vol. 1, No. 1

The human voice has essentially always played a part in music making; indeed, larger pipe organs have incorporated a Vox Humana stop for many years. Work on improving the naturalness of vocal synthesis using articulatory knowledge requires magnetic resonance imaging ...

Utility Versus Creativity in Biomedical Musification
Journal of Creative Music Systems (2016) Vol. 1, No. 1

Sonification techniques provide a well-documented methodology for auditory display of data, which can be particularly useful when combined with other display types for the presentation and analysis of complex data streams (including multidimensional data arrays). Creativity in sonification often becomes ...

Learning and Creating Novel Harmonies in Diverse Musical Idioms: An Adaptive Modular Melodic Harmonisation System
Journal of Creative Music Systems (2016) Vol. 1, No. 1

Melodic harmonisation is a sophisticated creative process that involves deep musical understanding and a specialised knowledge of music relating to melodic structure, harmony, rhythm, texture, and form. In this article a new melodic harmonisation assistant is presented that is adaptive ...


The Journal of Creative Music Systems (JCMS) is a peer-reviewed online open-access journal focused on theoretical and empirical aspects of computational creative systems in the domain of music. JCMS is intended to draw together scholars in a number of disciplines in the new field of the Computer Simulation of Musical Creativity (CSMC) and to serve as a forum for scholarly dialogue regarding the most important issues in the field. Issues are published biannually and include articles, research reports, reviews and tutorials.

Publisher University of Huddersfield
Country United Kingdom
ISSN (Online) 2399-7656
Year started 2016
Indexed 5 articles
Licence Open Access

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