Constraint Programming in Music

Bonjour à tous,

un nouvel ouvrage vient de paraître dans la collection “Programmation par contraintes” chez ISTE/Wiley :

“Constraint Programming in Music” dirigé par Charlotte Truchet et Gérard Assayag

en voici un résumé court : Constraint Programming (CP) is a declarative programming paradigm with many academic and industrial applications (from n-queens to planning, vehicle routing, optimization, and other fields). Since the earliest works on automatic harmonization, Music Composition has been one of these applications, and a very special and challenging one due to its artistic (highly subjective) nature.
The early works on Constraint Programming (CP) in music were limited to classical music composition, as the harmonization and counterpoint rules naturally translate into constraints. Then contemporary composers began to be interested in constraints, and CP has now become an essential element in the toolbox offered by Computer-Assisted Composition systems.
Several contemporary musical pieces have now been composed “with constraints”, but it is reasonable to ask why CP applies so naturally to music, and what are the particular features of musical problems?
This book presents information about recently developed musical CP systems, from both the scientists’ and composers’ points of view. It will therefore be of interest to all of the following: students and researchers of music technology; composers in the computer music scene; or music software companies, especially those trying to model high level musical behaviors (intelligent arpeggiation/arrangement on synthesizers, Band in a Box software, etc.), including music data mining and music taste engineering for online music delivery.

il est possible de le commander ou d’avoir des informations complémentaires ici :

Pour rappel, l’objet de la collection «Programmation par Contraintes» ( est de proposer des ouvrages contribuant à la diffusion de la programmation par contraintes sous la forme d’ouvrages de vulgarisation, d’ouvrages plus pointus permettant de faire le point sur un domaine de recherche ou encore d’ouvrages d’application.

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