Title:
Numerical tools for describing musical compositions
Authors:
Price, Jacob; Barth, Eric
Publisher:
Denison University
DATE ISSUED:
19-Nov-2011
PERMANENT LINK:
http://hdl.handle.net/2374.DEN/3574; http://hdl.handle.net/2374
Type:
Article
Language:
en_US
Description:
Our goal for this paper is to apply the methodologies of statistical mechanics to develop flexible tools for use in computational musicology. Classical statistical mechanics is the study of extremely information-rich particle systems. Large quantities of information describing the position and velocity of each particle may be compressed into a few descriptive variables such as temperature and pressure. These variables are easily perceived by an observer. In the same way, we will distill information from the scores of musical compositions, producing new macroscopic quantities that describe perceptible features of the music.
Appears in Collections:
Proceedings: 2011 Midstates Conference for Undergraduate Research in Computer Science and Mathematics

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dc.contributor.authorPrice, Jacoben
dc.contributor.authorBarth, Ericen
dc.coverage.spatialUSA - Ohio - Licking - Granvilleen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-08T14:38:54Zen
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-18T22:13:21Z-
dc.date.available2012-08-08T14:38:54Zen
dc.date.available2013-12-18T22:13:21Z-
dc.date.created2011-11-19en
dc.date.issued2011-11-19en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2374.DEN/3574en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2374-
dc.descriptionOur goal for this paper is to apply the methodologies of statistical mechanics to develop flexible tools for use in computational musicology. Classical statistical mechanics is the study of extremely information-rich particle systems. Large quantities of information describing the position and velocity of each particle may be compressed into a few descriptive variables such as temperature and pressure. These variables are easily perceived by an observer. In the same way, we will distill information from the scores of musical compositions, producing new macroscopic quantities that describe perceptible features of the music.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherDenison Universityen_US
dc.relation.ispartofProceedings of the 2011 Midstates Conference on Undergraduate Research in Computer Science and Mathematicsen_US
dc.titleNumerical tools for describing musical compositionsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.institutionDenison Universityen_US
dc.contributor.repositoryDenison DRCen_US
dc.publisher.digitalDenison Universityen_US
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