Practice Research on Chaos-Theory-Based Algorithmic Composition

  • Xiaonong QianEmail author
  • Yiwen Sun
  • Caixia Du
  • Yuhui Yang
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Chaotic music composition requires a series of “musical events” which constitute music to continuously take place, develop and evolve in time and space sequence orbit, the cross and integration of its certainty and uncertainty offer a new manner for music composition-Algorithmic Composition and extend to the domain of colorful music so as to form one kind of design thinking with randomness. In this paper, we summarize several Chaos composer algorithm design a set of installation art by using its randomness features. The results of the random combination of the music clips are visualized according to the emotional color of the interval, and realize the conversion between music and color. This research provides new ideas for the development of new media art.


Chaos theory Algorithmic composition Color music Randomness 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xiaonong Qian
    • 1
    Email author
  • Yiwen Sun
    • 1
  • Caixia Du
    • 1
  • Yuhui Yang
    • 1
  1. 1.Dalian Polytechnic UniversityDalianChina

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