[PlanetCCRMANews] Strasheela 0.8 released

Torsten Anders planetccrma@ccrma.stanford.edu
Tue, 6 Jun 2006 12:02:04 +0200

[Apologies for multiple postings]

Strasheela 0.8 is released. Strasheela is a highly expressive 
constraint-based music composition system. The Strasheela user 
declaratively states a music theory and the computer generates music 
which complies this theory. A theory is formulated as a constraint 
satisfaction problem (CSP) by a set of rules (constraints) applied to a 
music representation in which some aspects are expressed by variables 
(unknowns). Music constraint programming is style-independent and is 
well-suited for highly complex theories (e.g. a fully-fledged theory of 
harmony). Strasheela runs on Unix-like systems (e.g. Linux, MacOS X) 
and MS Windows. Results can be output into various formats including 
MIDI, Lilypond, and Csound.

After more than four years of research and development, this is the 
first Strasheela release which is made public.

Please visit http://strasheela.sourceforge.net for more information.

Best wishes,

Torsten Anders
Sonic Arts Research Centre • Queen's University Belfast
Frankstr. 49 • D-50996 Köln
Tel: +49-221-3980750