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Music Poet:A Performance-Driven Composing SystemInnovation is more and more difficult in conventional music composing as we enter the new century. In the past century, gaining inspiration from other forms of art is a main innovative composing method. However, to com-pose music by other forms of art, composers have to be professional in both music and that art form.
In our work, we developed a performance-driven com-posing system named Music Poet. Based on the features of the poem and the music pieces in the database, the computer can automatically compose a piece of music. On one hand, professional musicians who do not know much about poetry can get music material by transform-ing poem into music. On the other hand, amateur com-posers who have not enough music knowledge but know quite well about poetry can also create original music by composing a poem instead of music. Thus, the com-posers’ creativity will be no longer limited by the hu-man’s profession. We believe that the new music material, new methods of information acquisition and data using, and new interactive way can break the limit of tradi-tional composing method and will stimulate composers’ creativity.
School of Digital Media and Design Arts
Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications
School of Foreign Languages
School of Arts