Towards an experiment on perception of affective music generation using MetaCompose

Marco Scirea, Peter Eklund, Julian Togelius, Sebastian Risi

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Abstract

MetaCompose is a music generator based on a hybrid evolutionary technique combining FI-2POP and multi-objective optimization. In this paper we employ the MetaCompose music generator to create music in real-time that expresses different mood-states in a game-playing environment (Checkers) and present preliminary results of an experiment focusing on determining (i) if differences in player experience can be observed when using affective-dynamic music compared to static music; and (ii) if any difference is observed when the music supports the game's internal narrative/state. Participants were tasked to play two games of Checkers while listening to two (out of three) different set-ups of game-related generated music. The possible set-ups were: static expression, consistent affective expression, and random affective expression.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGECCO 2018 Companion - Proceedings of the 2018 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference Companion
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication date6. Jul 2018
Pages131-132
ISBN (Electronic)9781450357647
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Publication statusPublished - 6. Jul 2018
Event2018 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, GECCO 2018 - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 15. Jul 201819. Jul 2018

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Conference2018 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, GECCO 2018
CountryJapan
CityKyoto
Period15/07/201819/07/2018
Sponsoret al., Nature Research, Sentient, SparkCognition, Springer, Uber AI Labs

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Scirea, M., Eklund, P., Togelius, J., & Risi, S. (2018). Towards an experiment on perception of affective music generation using MetaCompose. In GECCO 2018 Companion - Proceedings of the 2018 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference Companion (pp. 131-132). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/3205651.3205745