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Author Nierhaus, Gerhard.

Title Algorithmic composition : paradigms of automated music generation / Gerhard Nierhaus
Published Wien ; New York : Springer, ©2009


Description 1 online resource (x, 287 pages) : illustrations, music
Contents Historical development of algorithmic procedures -- Markov models -- Generative grammars -- Transition networks -- Chaos and self-similarity -- Genetic algorithms -- Cellular automata -- Artificial neural networks -- Artificial intelligence -- Final synopsis
Summary Algorithmic composition - composing by means of formalizable methods - has a century old tradition not only in occidental music history. This is the first book to provide a detailed overview of prominent procedures of algorithmic composition in a pragmatic way rather than by treating formalizable aspects in single works. In addition to an historic overview, each chapter presents a specific class of algorithm in a compositional context by providing a general introduction to its development and theoretical basis and describes different musical applications. Each chapter outlines the strengths, weaknesses and possible aesthetical implications resulting from the application of the treated approaches. Topics covered are: markov models, generative grammars, transition networks, chaos and self-similarity, genetic algorithms, cellular automata, neural networks and artificial intelligence are covered. The comprehensive bibliography makes this work ideal for the musician and the researcher alike
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Computer composition (Music)
Composition (Music)
Music theory -- Mathematics
Musical analysis.
Pattern formation (Physical sciences)
Soft computing.
Music -- 20th century -- Philosophy and aesthetics
Music -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Computer algorithms.
MUSIC -- Instruction & Study -- Composition.
Composition (Music)
Computer composition (Music)
Music -- Philosophy and aesthetics.
Music theory -- Mathematics.
Musical analysis.
Pattern formation (Physical sciences)
Soft computing.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9783211755402