Expressive Articulation for Synthetic Music Performances

Hähnel, Tilo and Berndt, Axel

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

As one of the main expressive feature in music, articulationaffects a wide range of tone attributes. Based on experimental recordings we analyzed human articulation in the lateBaroque style. The results are useful for both the understanding of historically informed performance practices andfurther progress in synthetic performance generation. Thispaper reports of our findings and the implementation in aperformance system. Because of its flexibility and universality the system allows more than Baroque articulation.