[LAA] Strasheela 0.9.6 released

Torsten Anders torsten.anders at plymouth.ac.uk
Tue Aug 19 14:26:25 EDT 2008


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 supports new techniques for constraining the musical
form, and demonstrates them in examples. Also, the definition of
complex distribution strategies (variable orderings in the search) is
simplified by special constructor functions. Several further examples
have been added, and many other extensions and bug fixes have been
made; see the list of changes for details.

For more information on Strasheela, please visit

Changes are described at

This release can be downloaded from:

Torsten Anders

Torsten Anders
Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research
University of Plymouth
Office: +44-1752-586219
Private: +44-1752-558917

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