James W. Beauchamp Computer Music Project


CMP faculty and students have produced over 150 papers presented at national and international conferences: International Computer Music Conference (ICMC), International Society for Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR), Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the US (SEAMUS), Conference on Music Perception and Cognition (ICMPC) and International Conference on Auditory Display (ICAD), edited books and wrote book chapters (printed by Springer, MIT Press and Willey & Sons) and published articles in journals such as the Computer Music Journal (CMJ), Leonardo, Journal of the International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology, Journal of the American Acoustical Society, Organized Sound, Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, Journal of the Acoustics Society of America, Science Computing in Science and Engineering and Muzica (Journal of the Union of Romanian Composers and Musicologists)

Selected Recent Publications

Using High-Performance Computers to Enable Collaborative and Interactive Composition with DISSCO .
Sever Tipei, Alan B. Craig and Paul F. Rodriguez
Multimodal Technologies and Interaction, 2021, 5, 24.

Manifold Compositions and the Evolving Entity
Sever Tipei,
Proc. XXII Generative Art Conference, Rome, Italy, December 2019. Domus Argenia Publisher, ISBN 978-88-96610-39-8.

Automatic Notation Using Sieves in DISSCO
Haorong Sun and Sever Tipei,
presentation at WOCMAT
National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan 2019

ILLIAC computer produces music on its own, integrates music, math
Thomas Block,
The Daily Illini, The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois, 2-7-2018

DISSCO Tech: Advancing the Legacy of Computer Music at Illinois
Katherine Kendig,
News, National Center for Supercomputing Applications, University of Illinois, Urbana IL, 2017.

Composing with Sieves: Structure and Indeterminacy in Time
Sever Tipei,
Proc. 2013 Int'l Computer Music Conference Perth, Australia, August 2013.
International Computer Music Association, San Francisco CA, 2013.

"Computation and simulation of frequency variations in musical instrument sounds"
James Beauchamp,
J. Acoust. Soc. Am., Vol. 134, No. 5, Pt. 2, p. 4242 (2013).

Brass instrument power efficiency and the relationship between input impedance and transfer function
James Beauchamp, W. Kausel and S. Carral,
Proc. Meetings on Acoustics (165th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America in conjunction with the International Congress on Acoustics, June, 2013, Montreal, Canada), Vol. 19, 035069, pp. 1-9 (2013).

"Trombone Transfer Functions: Comparison Between Frequency-Swept Sine Wave and Human Performer Input"
James Beauchamp,
Archives of Acoustics, Vol. 37, No. 4, pp. 447-454 (2012).

"Discrimination of Musical Instrument Tones Resynthesized with Piecewise-Linear Approximated Harmonic Amplitude Envelopes"
James Beauchamp, C. Lee and A. Horner,
J. Audio Eng. Soc., Vol. 60, No. 11, pp. 899-912. (2012)

"Second Fiddle is Important Too: Pitch Tracking Individual Voices in Polyphonic Music"
James Beauchamp, M. Bay, A. F. Ehmann, P. Smaragdis, and J. S. Downie,
Proc. 13th Int. Soc. Music Information Retrieval Conf. (ISMIR 2012), pp. 319-324.

Continuity and Narrative in Musical Composition: Are They Necessary?
Sever Tipei.
SEAMUS 2011 National Conference, University of Miami, January 2011

Automatic Notation of Computer-generated Scores for Instruments, Voices and Electro-acoustic Sounds
William A. Burnson, Hans G. Kaper, and Sever Tipei.
Proc. 2010 Int'l Computer Music Conference (New York/Stony Brook, NY, June 2010)
International Computer Music Association, San Francisco, CA, 2010.

"Importance of spectral detail in musical instrument timbre"
James Beauchamp, M. D. Hall, A. B. Horner, and J. M. Roche,
Proc. 11th Int. Conf. on Music Perception and Cognition (ICMPC11), pp. 69-74. (2010)

"In search of a source/filter model for brass instruments"
James Beauchamp,
Proc. 2nd Vienna Talk, Univ. of Music & Performing Arts, Vienna, Austria, pp. 1-4. (2010)

Selected Past Articles

NCSA RealTime #2: June 1991 video
Robin Bargar, Insook Choi, Carla Scaletti, and Sever Tipei

DISSCO: A Unified Approach to Sound Synthesis and Composition
Hans G. Kaper and Sever Tipei.
This version was submitted to the 2005 ICMC; a shorter (4 pages) version to appear in
Proc. 2005 Int'l Computer Music Conference (Barcelona, Spain, September 2005).
International Computer Music Association, San Francisco, CA, 2005.

Harmonic source separation using prestored spectra
Mert Bay and James W. Beauchamp
Proc. 6th Int. Conf. on Independent Component Analysis and Blind Source Separation (ICA06),
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 561-568.

Loudness Scaling in a Digital Synthesis Library
Jesse Guessford, Hans G. Kaper and Sever Tipei.
Proc. 2004 Int'l Computer Music Conference (Miami, Florida, November 2004).
International Computer Music Association, San Francisco, CA, 2004, pp. 398-401.

Detection of Random Alterations in Time Varying Musical Instrument Spectra
Andrew Horner, James W. Beauchamp, Richard So
J. Acoust. Soc. Am., Vol. 116, No. 3, pp. 1800-1810.

Implementation of loudness in a digital instrument
Hans G. Kaper and Sever Tipei. Invited talk, Acoustical Society of America, Chicago, May 2001.

DISCO: an Object-oriented System for Music Composition and Sound Design
Hans G. Kaper, Sever Tipei, and Jeff M. Wright
Proc. 2000 Int'l Computer Music Conference (Berlin, Germany; August 2000),
International Computer Music Association, San Francisco, CA, 2000, pp. 340-343.

Fundamental Frequency Estimation of Musical Signals Using a Two Way Mismatch Procedure
Robert C. Maher, James W. Beauchamp
J. Acoust. Soc. Am., Vol. 95, No.4, pp. 2254-2263.

Formalizing the Concept of Sound
Hans G. Kaper and Sever Tipei
Proc. 1999 Int'l Computer Music Conference (Beijing, China; October 1999),
International Computer Music Association, San Francisco, CA, 1999, pp. 387-390.

Discrimination of Musical Instruments Sounds Resynthesized with Simplified Spectrotemporal Parameters
Stephen McAdams, James W. Beauchamp, Suzanna Meneguzzi
J. Acoust. Soc. Am., Vol. 105, No. 2, Pt. 1, pp. 882-897. Location: Blank

An Abstract Approach to Music
Hans G. Kaper and Sever Tipei
Argonne preprint ANL/MCS-P748-0399

A Genetic Algorithm-Based Method For Synthesis of Low Peak Amplitude Signals
Andrew Horner, James W. Beauchamp
J. Acoust. Soc. Am., Vol. 99, No. 1, pp. 433-443.

Manifold Compositions, Music Visualization, and Scientific Sonification in an Immersive Virtual-Reality Environment
Hans G. Kaper and Sever Tipei
Proc. 1998 Int'l Computer Music Conference (Ann Arbor, Michigan; October 1998),
International Computer Music Association, San Francisco, CA, 1998, pp. 399-405.

Synthesis of Trumpet Tones Using a Wave Table and a Dynamic Filter
Andrew Horner, James W. Beauchamp
J. Audio Eng. Soc, Vol. 43, No. 10, pp. 799-812.


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