FourMs at the joint ICMC / SMC 2014
A prototype of the recently released application PheroMusic was presented at the 40th International Computer Music Conference (ICMC) joint with the 11th Sound & Music Computing conference (SMC) in Athens. The paper is available online.
We consider the issue of how a flexible musical space can be manipulated by users of an active music system. The flexible musical space is navigated within by selecting transitions between different parts of a song. We take inspiration from the notion behind pheromone trails in ant colonies to propose and investigate an approach that allows an artificial agent to navigate such spaces in accordance with the preferences of the user, and a set of boundaries specified by the designer of the musical space.