Cognitive Architecture in Mobile Music Interactions

Derbinsky, Nate and Essl, Georg

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

This paper explores how a general cognitive architecture canpragmatically facilitate the development and exploration ofinteractive music interfaces on a mobile platform. To thisend we integrated the Soar cognitive architecture into themobile music meta-environment urMus. We develop anddemonstrate four artificial agents which use diverse learningmechanisms within two mobile music interfaces. We alsoinclude details of the computational performance of theseagents, evincing that the architecture can support real-timeinteractivity on modern commodity hardware.