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From left to right, JDubiel, a Java program for algorithmic composition, and Ambient Tide 2



JDubiel: Application software for pc-set analysis

Pythagorean tuning for Gagaku instruments: Tables of frequencies in the Pythagorean system



Sound examples:
Jeanne Bamberger and
Howard Brofsky. The Art of Listening: Developing Musical Perception. New York: Harper & Row, 1988.




My paper Bridging the Tonal/Atonal Dichotomy: Some Principles of Pitch Organization Across the Border (2022) will be presented at the 21st Quinquennial Congress of the International Musicological Society (IMS2022) (国際音楽学会 IMS 2022), which will take place from August 22 to 26, 2022 in Athens, Greece.

Violin Concertino (2019) was selected for performance at the International Computer Music Conference 2022 (ICMC 2022) in Limerick, Ireland, and a prerecorded video of a brilliant performance of the piece by Dr. Kiko Matsuhashi 松橋輝子 was presented on July 4, 2022.

Violin Concertino (2019) was selected for performance at the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival (NYCEMF) and performed by Dr. Maja Cerar at The Sheen Center, New York, on June 24, 2022.

Basso Continuo Realization and Ornamentation Project (2021- ): An ongoing project on the realization of basso continuo parts and related ornamentation.

Chesnokov Project (2020- ): An ongoing project on the RTcmix realization and automated production of Pavel Chesnokov's music by Java programs that implement rules of transformations of pc-sets and melodic contours employed in his Russian Orthodox hymns.

Piano Sinfonia (2018) was selected for performance at the 16th Sound and Music Computing Conference (SMC 2019), performed by Prof. Victor López Rodríguez of Conservatorio Superior de Música de Málaga at Sala María Cristina in Malaga, Spain on May 29, 2019, and won the Music Audience Award (Thanks a lot for your brilliant performance, Victor!!).

Vanishing Trajectories (2015) was selected for the International Computer Music Conference 2019 (ICMC 2019) / New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival 2019 (NYCEMF 2019) and presented at the Loreto Theater at the Sheen Center in New York on June 21, 2019.

   


Responsorium (2009) was invited for performance at the Salamanca Music Festival in Gifu, Japan.

Aeolian Variations (2014)

Five Movements on Modulations (2014)

Twelfth Aitake II: Beyond Eleven for the Gagaku Sho (2013)

Twelfth Aitake I: Beyond Eleven for the Gagaku Sho (2012).

Leonard Meyer's Critique of Contemporary Music (レナード・マイヤーによる現代音楽批判) (2011): position paper (in Japanese) for a forum organized by the Japanese Society for Sonic Arts

Metaphor and Methodological Foundations of Atonal Theory (2011): music-theoretical paper in Studies in the Arts 3 (Tokyo, Japan)

Twelve-Tone Composition in a Bayesian Framework (2011): music-theoretical paper in Studies in the Arts 3 (Tokyo, Japan)

Ambient Tide 2 (2007): collaborative, multimedia work

Ambient Tide 1 (2006, 2007): collaborative, multimedia work



Who am I?

Akira Takaoka



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