The Continuator is a music generation system that ‘is able to learn and generate music in any style, either in standalone mode, as continuations of musician’s input, or as interactive improvisation back up.’ The musician inputs music, and the system generates new music in the same style.
‘The system acts basically as a sequence continuator: the note stream of the musician is systematically segmented into phrases using a variable temporal threshold (typically about 250 milliseconds). Each phrase is sent asynchronously to a phrase analyser, which builds up a model of recurring patterns. In reaction to the played phrase, the system generates a new phrase, built as a continuation of the input phrase, according to the database of patterns already learnt.’
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Pachet, F. (2003). The continuator: Musical interaction with style. Journal of New Music Research, 32(3), 333-341.