Concatenative Sound Synthesis as a Technomorphic Model in Computer-Aided Composition

  • Júlio Guatimosim Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
  • José Henrique Padovani Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
  • Carlos Guatimosim Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais


The text presents a process aimed at computer-aided composition for percussion instruments based on Concatenative Sound Synthesis (CSS). After the introduction, we address the concept of ”technomorphism” and the influence of electroacoustic techniques in instrumental composition. The third section covers processes of instrumental sound synthesis and its development in the context of Computer-Aided Composition (CAC) and Computer-Aided Music Orchestration (CAMO). Then, we describe the general principles of Concatenative Sound Synthesis (CSS). The fifth section covers our adaptation of CSS as a technomorphic model for Computer-Aided Composition/Orchestration, employing a corpus of percussion sounds/instruments. In the final section, we discuss future developments and the mains characteristics of our implementation and strategy.

Palavras-chave: Computer Music and Creative processes, Digital Sound Processing, Music Information Retrieval


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GUATIMOSIM, Júlio; PADOVANI, José Henrique; GUATIMOSIM, Carlos. Concatenative Sound Synthesis as a Technomorphic Model in Computer-Aided Composition. In: SIMPÓSIO BRASILEIRO DE COMPUTAÇÃO MUSICAL (SBCM), 18. , 2021, Recife. Anais [...]. Porto Alegre: Sociedade Brasileira de Computação, 2021 . p. 88-94. DOI: