Music research

The Music team at Sony Computer Science Laboratory Paris was set up in 1997 by François Pachet.

The Music Team is concerned with two main areas: the multiple facets of interaction in music, and the challenges of robust music description.

Since its creation, the team developed several pioneering technologies (constraint-based spatialization, intelligent music scheduling using metadata) and award winning systems (MusicSpace, PathBuilder, The Continuator for Interactive Music Improvisation, VirtualBand, Virtuoso).

This work leads to new modes of access to music, interaction with sound, and human interaction. Our systems are expanding towards a new generation of tools, the Flow Machines, whose aim is to abstract "style" from concrete corpora (text, music, etc.), and turn it into a malleable substance that acts as a texture. Applications range from music composition to text or drawing generation. Technically, these systems raise issues in machine-learning (learning style, extracting features), combinatorial optimization (fitting styles to arbitrary constraints) and knowledge representation.

Projects

Flow Machines

Continuator

Virtuoso

VirtualBand

Praise

Miror

Markov Constraints

BackJava

Musaicing

MusicSpace

Feature Generation

Timbre

Playlist

Active Listening

Animal Communication

Publications

Roy, P., Perez, G., Jean-Charles Régin, Papadopoulos, A., Pachet, F. and Marchini, M. Enforcing Structure on Temporal Sequences: the Allen Constraint. Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming - CP, Toulouse, France, September 2016 Springer.
2016
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Papadopoulos, A., Roy, P. and Pachet, F. Assisted Lead Sheet Composition using FlowComposer. Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming - CP, Toulouse, France, September 2016
2016
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Rivaud, S., Pachet, F. and Roy, P. Sampling Markov Models under Binary Equality Constraints is Hard. Journées Francophones sur les Réseaux Bayésiens et les Modèles Graphiques Probabilistes, Clermont-Ferrand, France, June 2016
2016
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Armen Khatchatourov, François Pachet, Victoria Rowe Action Identity in Style Simulation Systems: Do Players Consider Machine-generated Music as of Their Own Style?. Frontiers in Psychology, 7(474), 2016 DOI=10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00474, ISSN=1664-1078
2016
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Colton, S., Llano, M. T., Hepworth, R., Charnley, J., Gale, C. V., Baron, A., Pachet, F., Roy, P., Gervas, P., Collins, N., Sturm, B., Weyde, T., Wolff, D. and Lloyd, J. The Beyond The Fence Musical and Computer Says Show Documentary. 7th International Conference on Computational Creativity (ICCC 2016), Paris (France), June 2016
2016
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Papadopoulos, A., Pachet, F. and Roy, P. Generating non-plagiaristic Markov sequences with max order Sampling. In Degli Esposti, M. and Altmann, E. and Pachet, F., editor, Creativity and Universality in Language, Springer. 2016
2016
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Degli Esposti, M., Altmann, E. and Pachet, F. Creativity and Universality in Language. Morphogenesis series, Springer, 2016 ISBN: 978-3319244013
2016
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Pachet, F. A Joyful Ode to Automatic Orchestration. ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology, Special Issue on Intelligent Music Systems and Applications, 2016 (invited contribution; to appear)
2016
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Victoria Rowe, Angeliki Triantafyllaki, François Pachet Children’s Creative Music Making: Adventures with Reflexive Interactive Technology. Routledge, 2016 ISBN-13: 978-1138931084, ISBN-10: 113893108X
2016
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