Clap-along is an interactive system that allows a human musician and the computer to create a rhythmic duet. Both the human and the computer simultaneously play a 4-bar clapping pattern. They negotiate with each other like in an improvised performance, continually responding to the other agent’s music by adjusting their own.
‘Through mutual negotiation (involving listening/feature extraction and adaptation) the two participants attempt to satisfy their own and each other’s target outcome, without knowing the other’s goal. Each iteration is evaluated by both participants and compared to their target.’