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Textual Data Sonification and Algorithmic Composition Competition

The Textual Data Sonification and Algorithmic Composition Competition challenges participants to write computer programs that take any text as input, and generate sheet music that can be performed by an a cappella vocal quartet (soprano, alto, tenor, bass).

When: Monday, May 7 2018 till Friday, August 17 2018. 9:00 AM to 9:30 PM
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What:Competition
Topic: Innovation and technology
Cost: Free
Other: Wheelchair access

The Textual Data Sonification and Algorithmic Composition Competition challenges participants to write computer programs that translate text into data, allocate data to specific sounds in the form of music notes (‘data sonification’), and then turn those notes into sheet music. The ultimate aim is to create a computer program that can use any text to generate a cappella vocal scores for soprano, alto, tenor and bass singers.

The competition will culminate with a vocal performance at RMIT University during National Science Week where winning and shortlisted entries will be demonstrated using text data provided by the audience, and performed by singers with excellent sight reading skills.

Further details, including competition rules, are available online.

Contact details:

Alexandra Uitdenbogerd
RMIT
Email: sandrau@rmit.edu.au
Phone: 03 9925 2246