Published June 1, 2017 | Version v1
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Exquisite Score: A System for Collaborative Musical Composition


Exquisite Score is a web application which allows users to collaborate on short musical compositions using the paradigm of the parlor game exquisite corpse. Through a MIDI- sequencer interface, composers each contribute a section to a piece of music, only seeing the very end of the preceding section. Exquisite Score is both a fun and accessible compositional game as well as a system for encouraging highly novel musical compositions. Exquisite Score was tested by several students and musicians. Several short pieces were created and a brief discussion and analysis of these pieces is included.



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