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Textual Data Sonification and Algorithmic Composition Competition Concert

See the live sung performance of entries to the Textual Data Sonification and Algorithmic Composition Competition, and participate by choosing text for the algorithms to turn into music during the event.

When: Wednesday, August 15 2018. 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
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Where: Room 12.5.2, RMIT University
Swanston Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000
Topic: Innovation and technology
Cost: Free
Other: Wheelchair access

This event is a concert consisting of entries submitted to the Textual Data Sonification and Algorithmic Composition Competition, which challenged 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 was to create a computer program that can use any text to generate a cappella vocal scores for soprano, alto, tenor and bass singers.

Winning and shortlisted entries will be demonstrated via a live vocal performance at RMIT University during National Science Week. The audience, both on-line and at the RMIT city campus venue, will be invited to suggest text data input for the algorithms, which will then be converted into sheet music on the spot for the sight-reading singers to sing.

Further details, including competition rules, are available online.

Contact details:

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

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