Algorithmic Composition: Paradigms of Automated Music Generation by Gerhard NierhausAlgorithmic Composition: Paradigms of Automated Music Generation by Gerhard Nierhaus

Algorithmic Composition: Paradigms of Automated Music Generation

byGerhard Nierhaus

Paperback | October 13, 2010

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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.

Title:Algorithmic Composition: Paradigms of Automated Music GenerationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:287 pagesPublished:October 13, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3211999159

ISBN - 13:9783211999158


Table of 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.