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Composition and analysis of music using Mathematica

Christopher W. Kulp
Marianella Machado
D. Schlingmann
Journal / Anthology

Mathematica in Education and Research
Year: 2007
Volume: 12
Issue: 1

In this paper we demonstrate how to create and analyze musical compositions using Mathematica. In Section 1, we begin by demonstrating how to create a musical composition for an orchestra based on the butterfly curve using traditional means. In Section 2, we then show how a computer generated piece based on any curve can be composed using Mathematica. Finally, in Section 3 we show how Mathematica can be used to analyze musical compositions using the methods from nonlinear time series analysis.

*Arts and Humanities > Music