MUSAS: A Program for Analysis and Synthesis of Musical Spaces

Gilberto Carvalho

Hudson Lacerda

Escola de Música da Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais


The main purpose of this paper is to describe the MUSAS program, which is a environment that aims to conjugate the Forte's theory of the pitch-class sets with newly created musical spaces. In the introduction are the main forces, under our point of view, that drove us to project and to implement such a king of program. Following, there is a section on the fundamentals of the program theoretical background (pitch-class sets and space generation). In third place, we talk about the implementation and, to finish, there is a conclusion where we explain some critical considerations on the project up to its current state.

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