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dc.contributor.advisorCzernowin, Chayaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorTutschku, Hansen_US
dc.contributor.advisorHasty, Christopheren_US
dc.contributor.authorOberholtzer, Josiah W.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-17T14:58:16Z
dc.date.created2015-05en_US
dc.date.issued2015-05-17en_US
dc.date.submitted2015en_US
dc.identifier.citationOberholtzer, Josiah W. 2015. A Computational Model of Music Composition. Doctoral dissertation, Harvard University, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:17463123
dc.description.abstractThis thesis documents my research into formalized score control, in order to demonstrate a computational model of music composition. When working computationally, models provide an explicit formal description of what objects exist within a given domain, how they behave, and what transformations they afford. The clearer the model becomes, the easier it is to extend and to construct increasingly higher-order abstractions around that model. In other words, a clear computational model of music notation affords the development of a clear model of music composition. The Abjad API for Formalized Score Control, an open-source software library written in the Python programming language and making use of the LilyPond automated typesetting system for graphical output, is presented as such a computational model of music notation. My own compositional modeling work, extending Abjad, is introduced and analyzed in the Python library Consort. A collection of five scores, each implemented as Python packages extending these software libraries, are included. Three of these scores, "Zaira," "Armilla" and "Ersilia," rely on Consort as their compositional engine, and are presented along with their complete sources. These scores demonstrate my development as a composer investigating the role of computation in music, and display a variety of large-scale structures and musical textures made possible when working with such modeling tools.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipMusicen_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dash.licenseLAAen_US
dc.subjectMusicen_US
dc.subjectComputer Scienceen_US
dc.titleA Computational Model of Music Compositionen_US
dc.typeThesis or Dissertationen_US
dash.depositing.authorOberholtzer, Josiah W.en_US
dc.date.available2015-07-17T14:58:16Z
thesis.degree.date2015en_US
thesis.degree.grantorGraduate School of Arts & Sciencesen_US
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen_US
dc.type.materialtexten_US
thesis.degree.departmentMusicen_US
dash.identifier.vireohttp://etds.lib.harvard.edu/gsas/admin/view/184en_US
dc.description.keywordsMusic; Composition; Formalization; Modeling; Python; LilyPonden_US
dash.author.emailjosiah.oberholtzer@gmail.comen_US
dash.identifier.drsurn-3:HUL.DRS.OBJECT:25163609en_US
dash.contributor.affiliatedOberholtzer, Josiah W.


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