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Re: About Silence
You might have a look at Margulis, E. H. (2007). Silences in music
are musical not silent. Music Perception, 24, 485-506, and
some of the references therein.
Lola L. Cuddy
Editor, Music Perception
Professor of Psychology
Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6
At 11:11 AM 7/4/2009, Pablo Hernan Rodriguez Zivic wrote:
My name is Pablo. I apologize in advance of my english =D.
I recently joined this mailing list because I'm doing some research about
music. My intention is to use computational/statistical models to create
music, and that models be driven by cognitive/musical claims
Since the very beginning of my research I had trouble modeling silence.
The silence is not just another pitch which has the ability of not to
sound. I think that silence has to be treated apart from pitches, but I
don't know how.
So here comes my question: Do you know anything I can read to help me out
Thanks you all!
(1) If you are interested, you can hear an example here of what I've
In that example, the piano is of Scott Joplin, and the solo is composed
by mi program.
The silences that you hear, are artificial, is just a simple rule that I
introduced, if the solo plays all the time it gets