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In this paper we describe a system that uses a corpus of 864 traditional Irish reels as input into an algorithm that composes new tunes. The system performs a structural analysis of the tunes in the corpus and also counts n-gram note sequences in the tunes. It then recombines n-gram note sequences together in structures from the corpus to generate new tunes. We further present our evaluation of the generated tunes as performed by 29 domain experts.
Zheng, Nan and Duggan, Bryan: A combinatorial creativity approach to composing traditional Irish reels. 18th. Irish Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science, Dublin Institute ot Technology, Dublin, 29th-31st. August, 2007.