A Computer Environment for Polymodal Music

Adolfo Maia Jr.
Raul do Valle
Jônatas Manzolli
Leonardo N. S. Pereira

Interdisciplinary Nucleus for Studies on Sound Communication
University of Campinas


An algorithmic composition software named KYKLOS is presented here. It generalises musical scales to apply them in composition as well in performance. A sonic output of the system is described here as polymodal music since it controls four independent voices playing ``synthetic modes". KYKLOS is suitable for Computer Assisted Composition for it generates MIDI files to be changed later by the composer. It can equally be used in live performances for a dynamic change of parameters enables music real time control.

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