[LAA] Strasheela 0.9.8 released

Torsten Anders torsten.anders at plymouth.ac.uk
Wed Dec 3 19:58:42 EST 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 fixes a serious bug which even caused a compilation  
error. In order to avoid such errors in future, the code has been  
cleaned up, and virtually all compiler warnings are now fixed as  
well. In addition, the tutorial revision continued, and some  
distribution strategies have been optimised.

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: +44-1752-586219
Private: +44-1752-558917

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