This paper discusses the circumstances and the results in automating rhythmical derangement of popular music in order to render an odd-meter version of a tune. The resulting pieces will be performed in a late night concert of the International Computer Music Conference resembling a typical DJ performance setting. Created remixes often use two widely known tunes in parallel to bear the title of a cross-mix. The cross-mixes are made by firstly synchronising the tracks in their original time- flow by using audio stretching techniques. Secondly, the probabilistic splicing algorithms and further time- stretching are employed to render the tracks within a different metric structure. Finally, DJ production and performance techniques provide appropriate ways of mastering and presenting the pieces in a club-type environment.
The paper will further deal with the intentions behind using popular tunes, odd-meters and algorithms in the light of the motivation that yielded the currently presented system. The designed software plug-in will be briefly documented and made public as open-source development.
Baracskai, Z. (2014). Algorithmic cross-mixing and rhythmic derangement