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ACERemix: a tool for glitch music production and performance

ACERemix: a tool for glitch music production and performance

Cunningham, Stuart, Weinel, Jonathan ORCID: 0000-0001-5347-3897 and Griffiths, Darryl (2014) ACERemix: a tool for glitch music production and performance. In: AM '14: Proceedings of the 9th Audio Mostly: A Conference on Interaction With Sound. Aalborg Denmark October 1 - 3, 2014. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), New York, pp. 1-7. ISBN 978-1-4503-3032-9 (doi:https://doi.org/10.1145/2636879.2636888)

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Abstract

In this paper we discuss the use of a recently developed audio compression approach: Audio Compression Exploiting Repetition (ACER) as a compositional tool for glitch composition and remixing. ACER functions by repeating similar sections of audio where they occur in a file and discarding the repetitive data. Thresholds for similarity can be defined using this approach, allowing for various degrees of (dis)similarity between materials identified as 'repetitive'. Through our initial subjective evaluation of ACER, we unexpectedly discovered that the compression method produced musically interesting results on some materials with higher levels of compression. Whilst listeners demonstrate this level of loss of fidelity to be unacceptable for the purposes of compression, it shows potential as a performance or production tool. When applied to pop songs the predicable form of the music was disrupted, introducing moments of novelty, while retaining the songs quantized rhythmic structure. In this paper we propose the use of ACER as a suitable method for producing sonic materials for 'glitch' composition. We present the use of ACER for this purpose with regards to a variety of materials that may be suitable for glitch or electroacoustic composition and using ACER in several different ways to process and reproduce musical audio.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: AM '14: Proceedings of the 9th Audio Mostly: A Conference on Interaction With Sound. Aalborg Denmark October 1 - 3, 2014
Uncontrolled Keywords: audio compression, glitch music, music production
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences (CMS)
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > Sound-Image Research Group
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Last Modified: 21 Oct 2021 10:40
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Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
Selected for REF2021: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/34090

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