[LAA] Strasheela 0.9.5 released

Torsten Anders torsten.anders at plymouth.ac.uk
Wed Apr 16 18:47:23 EDT 2008

Dear all,

Strasheela is a highly expressive constraint-based music composition
system. Users declaratively state a music theory and the computer
generates music which complies with 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). Results can be
output into various formats including MIDI, Lilypond, and Csound.

This release enhances Strasheela's capabilities for outputting
microtonal music into sound synthesis formats such as Csound or
MIDI. The actual playback pitch of notes can be defined by tuning
tables, which are similar to the scale format of Scala
(http://www.xs4all.nl/~huygensf/scala). Also, new examples demonstrate
different approaches for creating MIDI files for microtonal music.

For more information on Strasheela, please visit

Changes are described at

This release can be downloaded from:

Torsten Anders
Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research
University of Plymouth
Office: +44-1752-233667
Private: +44-1752-558917

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