Patterns of Intuition: Musical Creativity in the Light of Algorithmic Composition by Gerhard NierhausPatterns of Intuition: Musical Creativity in the Light of Algorithmic Composition by Gerhard Nierhaus

Patterns of Intuition: Musical Creativity in the Light of Algorithmic Composition

byGerhard Nierhaus

Hardcover | January 22, 2015

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The present book is the result of a three year research project which investigated the creative act of composing by means of algorithmic composition. Central to the investigation are the compositional strategies of 12 composers, which were documented through a dialogicandcyclic process of modelling and evaluating musical materials. The aesthetic premises and compositional approaches configure a rich spectrum of diverse positions, which is reflected also in the kinds of approaches and methods used. These approaches and methods include the generation and evaluation of chord sequences using genetic algorithms, the application of morphing strategies to research harmonic transformations, an automatic classification of personal preferences via machine learning, and an application of mathematical music theory to the analysis and resynthesis of musical material. The second part of the book features contributions by Sandeep Bhagwati, William Brooks, David Cope, Darla Crispin, Nicolas Donin, and Guerino Mazzola. These authors variously consider the project from different perspectives, offer independent approaches, or provide more general reflections from their respective research fields.

Title:Patterns of Intuition: Musical Creativity in the Light of Algorithmic CompositionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:421 pagesPublished:January 22, 2015Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9401795606

ISBN - 13:9789401795609

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Table of Contents

Composer's Projects.- Elisabeth Harnik/Improvisational Re-Assemblies.- Clemens Nachtmann/Forbidding Harmonies.- Eva Reiter/Wire Tapping the Machine.- Clemens Gadenstätter/Hidden Grammars.- Dimitri Papageorgiou/Interlocking and Scaling.- Katharina Klement/Transformation and Morphing.- Orestis Toufektsis/Chords in a Black Box.- Alexander Stankovski/Mirrors within Mirrors.- Matthias Sköld/A Topography of Personal Preferences.- Djuro Zivkovic/Different Tones.- Bart Vanhecke/Straightening the Tower of Pisa.- Peter Lackner/Tropical Investigations.- Interdisciplinary Contributions.- Artistic Research in/as Composition: Some Case Notes; D. Crispin.- In Re: Experimental Education; W. Brooks.- Artistic Research and the Creative Process: The Joys and Perils of Self-Analysis; N. Donin.- Musicking Beyond Algorithms; S. Bhagwati.- Boulez's Creative Analysis: an Arcane Compositional Strategy in the Light of Mathematical Music Theory; G. Mazzola.- Algorithmic Music Compositions; D. Cope.- Contributing Researchers.

Editorial Reviews

"This is a useful read about composers'collaborating' with computational techniques in their musical work. . there ismuch of interest to be discovered in this fascinating collection of casestudies. . The contribution of this book is to explore (in detail) howdifferent composers and computers might fruitfully collaborate and enhance eachother's creative capabilities, from a range of perspectives." (Anna Jordanous, ComputingReviews, December, 2015)