publication . Article . 2013

On Computer-Assisted Orchestration

Yan Maresz;
  • Published: 18 Apr 2013 Journal: Contemporary Music Review, volume 32, pages 99-109 (issn: 0749-4467, eissn: 1477-2256, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
In 2003, I presented to Ircam a proposal for a long-term research project on the subject of computer-assisted orchestration. The results of this research project lead to the prototype softwares, ‘Orchidee’ and now, ‘Ato-ms’, both used by numerous composers. With these systems, composers can specify a target sound and replicate it with a given, predetermined orchestra. The target sound, defined as a set of audio and symbolic features, can be constructed either by analysing a pre-recorded sound, or through a compositional process. The orchestration procedure uses large pre-analysed instrumental sound databases to offer composers a set of sound combinations. This p...
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