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Connectionist Models for Musical Control of Nonlinear Dynamical Systems

Posted by Yotam Mann on December 31, 1992
D. Wessel, Connectionist Models for Musical Control of Nonlinear Dynamical Systems, Journal of Acoustical Society of America, vol. 92, 1992.

Musical instruments, whether acoustic or electronic, are often nonlinear. So too are many compositional algorithms used to generate sequences of notes. Effective artistic use of such instruments and compositional procedures requires controllers that transform the musician’s intention into the parameters that operate on the nonlinear system. Although a number of thorny theoretical issues remain unresolved, neural networks show considerable promise for the identification and control of nonlinear dynamical systems.

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