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What is the color of that music performance?
KTH, School of Computer Science and Communication (CSC), Speech, Music and Hearing, TMH.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3086-0322
2005 (English)In: Proceedings of the International Computer Music Conference - ICMC 2005, Barcelona, 2005, 367-370 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The representation of expressivity in music is still a fairlyunexplored field. Alternative ways of representing musicalinformation are necessary when providing feedback onemotion expression in music such as in real-time tools formusic education, or in the display of large music databases.One possible solution could be a graphical non-verbal representationof expressivity in music performance using coloras index of emotion. To determine which colors aremost suitable for an emotional expression, a test was run.Subjects rated how well each of 8 colors and their 3 nuancescorresponds to each of 12 music performances expressingdifferent emotions. Performances were playedby professional musicians with 3 instruments, saxophone,guitar, and piano. Results show that subjects associateddifferent hues to different emotions. Also, dark colorswere associated to music in minor tonality and light colorsto music in major tonality. Correspondence betweenspectrum energy and color hue are preliminary discussed.

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Barcelona, 2005. 367-370 p.
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Computer Science Human Computer Interaction Bioinformatics (Computational Biology) Interaction Technologies Psychology Music
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-51920ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84923883217OAI: diva2:465214
the International Computer Music Conference - ICMC 2005, Barcelona, September 5-9, 2005

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Available from: 2011-12-14 Created: 2011-12-14 Last updated: 2015-06-01Bibliographically approved

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