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Computational Music Science

Computational Music Science
17 Jahrgänge | 2009 - 2018


About this series - The CMS series covers all topics dealing with essential usage of mathematics for the formal conceptualization, modeling, theory, computation, and technology in music.

Comprehensiveness - The series comprises symbolic, physical, and psychological reality, including areas such as mathematical music theory, musical acoustics, performance theory, sound engineering, music information retrieval, AI in music, programming, soft- and hardware for musical analysis, composition, performance, and gesture. The CMS series also includes mathematically oriented or computational aspects of music semiotics, philosophy, and psychology.

Quality - All volumes in the CMS series are published according to rigorous peer review, based on the editors' preview and selection and adequate refereeing by independent experts.

Collaboration - The editors of this series act in strong collaboration with the Society for Mathematics and Computation in Music and other professional societies and institutions.

Alle Bücher der Reihe Computational Music Science

2018 | Buch

Basic Music Technology

An Introduction

This is an introduction to basic music technology, including acoustics for sound production and analysis, Fourier, frequency modulation, wavelets, and physical modeling and a classification of musical instruments and sound spaces for tuning and …

2017 | Buch

The Musical-Mathematical Mind

Patterns and Transformations

This book presents a deep spectrum of musical, mathematical, physical, and philosophical perspectives that have emerged in this field at the intersection of music and mathematics. In particular the contributed chapters introduce advanced …

2017 | Buch

The Topos of Music I: Theory

Geometric Logic, Classification, Harmony, Counterpoint, Motives, Rhythm

This is the first volume of the second edition of the now classic book “The Topos of Music”. The author explains the theory's conceptual framework of denotators and forms, the classification of local and global musical objects, the mathematical …

2017 | Buch

The Topos of Music II: Performance

Theory, Software, and Case Studies

This is the second volume of the second edition of the now classic book “The Topos of Music”. The author explains his theory of musical performance, developed in the language of differential geometry, introducing performance vector fields that …

2017 | Buch

The Topos of Music III: Gestures

Musical Multiverse Ontologies

This is the third volume of the second edition of the now classic book “The Topos of Music”. The authors present gesture theory, including a gesture philosophy for music, the mathematics of gestures, concept architectures and software for musical …

2017 | Buch

The Topos of Music IV: Roots


This is the fourth volume of the second edition of the now classic book “The Topos of Music”. The author presents appendices with background material on sound and auditory physiology; mathematical basics such as sets, relations, transformations …

2016 | Buch

Cool Math for Hot Music

A First Introduction to Mathematics for Music Theorists

This textbook is a first introduction to mathematics for music theorists, covering basic topics such as sets and functions, universal properties, numbers and recursion, graphs, groups, rings, matrices and modules, continuity, calculus, and …

2016 | Buch

Music Through Fourier Space

Discrete Fourier Transform in Music Theory

This book explains the state of the art in the use of the discrete Fourier transform (DFT) of musical structures such as rhythms or scales. In particular the author explains the DFT of pitch-class distributions, homometry and the phase retrieval …

2016 | Buch

All About Music

The Complete Ontology: Realities, Semiotics, Communication, and Embodiment

This book explains music’s comprehensive ontology, its way of existence and processing, as specified in its compact characterization: music embodies meaningful communication and mediates physically between its emotional and mental layers. The book …

2015 | Buch

Computational Counterpoint Worlds

Mathematical Theory, Software, and Experiments

The mathematical theory of counterpoint was originally aimed at simulating the composition rules described in Johann Joseph Fux’s Gradus ad Parnassum. It soon became apparent that the algebraic apparatus used in this model could also serve to defi

2014 | Buch

Ubiquitous Music

This is the first monograph dedicated to this interdisciplinary research area, combining the views of music, computer science, education, creativity studies, psychology, and engineering. The contributions include introductions to ubiquitous music

2014 | Buch

Computational Musicology in Hindustani Music

The book opens with a short introduction to Indian music, in particular classical Hindustani music, followed by a chapter on the role of statistics in computational musicology. The authors then show how to analyze musical structure using Rubato, t

2013 | Buch

The Languages of Western Tonality

Tonal music, from a historical perspective, is far from homogenous; yet an enduring feature is a background "diatonic" system of exactly seven notes orderable cyclically by fifth. What is the source of the durability of the diatonic system, the octav

2011 | Buch

Musical Performance

A Comprehensive Approach: Theory, Analytical Tools, and Case Studies

This book is a first sketch of what the overall field of performance could look like as a modern scientific field but not its stylistically differentiated practice, pedagogy, and history. Musical performance is the most complex field of mus

2011 | Buch

Musical Creativity

Strategies and Tools in Composition and Improvisation

This book represents a new approach to musical creativity, dealing with the semiotics, mathematical principles, and software for creativity processes.

After a thorough introduction, the book offers a first practical part with a detail

2009 | Buch

Flow, Gesture, and Spaces in Free Jazz

Towards a Theory of Collaboration

2009 | Buch

The Rubato Composer Music Software

Component-Based Implementation of a Functorial Concept Architecture

Both modern mathematical music theory and computer science are strongly influenced by the theory of categories and functors. One outcome of this research is the data format of denotators, which is based on set-valued presheaves over the category o