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SOAL for music analysis: a study case with Berio’s sequenza iv

Abstract : This paper presents some functionalities of SOAL-SonicObjectAnalysisLibrary, a set of tools implemented in the OpenMusic ambient. We describe a study case, using S O A L for discovering some aspects of the harmonic syntax of Luciano Berio's Sequenza IV for piano. SOAL is a library of tools for music analysis, which is specially, although not exclusively, intended for the study of non-tonal and non-serial music. Thus Berio's music, namely this Sequenza, suits quite well for demonstrating SOAL capability in aiding music analysis. We first present the background concepts of SOAL, and how it works. Then we point towards some structural aspects of the Berio's piece, focusing the eclecticism of its harmonic syntax. After showing how SOAL was used in this context, we finally select and present some results which should contribute for a formal analysis of the piece.
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Didier Guigue, Marcílio Fagner Onofre, André Rolim. SOAL for music analysis: a study case with Berio’s sequenza iv. Journées d'Informatique Musicale, Association Française d'Informatique Musicale; Centre de recherche en Informatique et Création Musicale, Jun 2005, Saint-Denis, France. ⟨hal-03112004⟩



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