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Textual data sonification and algorithmic composition competition

7 May 2018 @ 9:00 am17 August 2018 @ 9:30 pm

This competition challenges participants to write computer programs that take any text as input, and generate sheet music that can be performed by an a cappella vocal quartet.

The Textual Data Sonification and Algorithmic Composition Competition challenges participants to write computer programs that translate text into data, allocate data to specific sounds in the form of music notes (‘data sonification’), and then turn those notes into sheet music. The ultimate aim is to create a computer program that can use any text to generate a cappella vocal scores for soprano, alto, tenor and bass singers.

The competition will culminate with a vocal performance at RMIT University during National Science Week where winning and shortlisted entries will be demonstrated using text data provided by the audience, and performed by singers with excellent sight reading skills.

Further details, including competition rules, are available online.

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7 May 2018 @ 9:00 am
17 August 2018 @ 9:30 pm
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Secondary students, Adults
Innovation and technology


Alexandra Uitdenbogerd
03 9925 2246


RMIT University, Melbourne city campus
Swanston Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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