A generative model of tonal tension and its application in dynamic realtime sonification
Nikolaidis, Ryan John
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This thesis presents the design and implementation of a generative model of tonal tension. It further describes the application of the generative model in realtime sonification. The thesis discusses related theoretical work in musical fields including generative system design, sonification, and perception and cognition. It highlights a review of the related research from historical to contemporary work. It contextualizes this work in informing the design and application of the generative model of tonal tension. The thesis concludes by presenting a formal evaluation of the system. The evaluation consists of two independent subject-response studies assessing the effectiveness of the generative system to create tonal tension and map it to visual parameters in sonification.