CinBalada: A multiagent rhythm factory
© The Brazilian Computer Society 2009
Received: 23 February 2008
Accepted: 8 July 2008
CinBalada is a system for automatic creation of polyphonic rhythmic performances by mixing elements from different musical styles. This system is based on agents that act as musicians playing percussion instruments in a drum circle. Each agent has to choose from a database the rhythm pattern of its instrument that satisfies the “rhythmic role” assigned to him in order to produce a collectivelyconsistent rhythmic performance. A rhythmic role is a concept that we proposed here with the objective of representing culture-specific rules for creation of polyphonic performances.