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By Gerhard Nierhaus

Algorithmic composition – composing through formalizable equipment – has a century previous culture not just in occidental track heritage. this can be the 1st booklet to supply a close review of trendy techniques of algorithmic composition in a realistic manner instead of through treating formalizable elements in unmarried works. as well as an old evaluate, each one bankruptcy offers a particular classification of set of rules in a compositional context by means of supplying a basic creation to its improvement and theoretical foundation and describes varied musical purposes. each one bankruptcy outlines the strengths, weaknesses and attainable aesthetical implications due to the appliance of the handled methods. themes lined are: markov types, generative grammars, transition networks, chaos and self-similarity, genetic algorithms, mobile automata, neural networks and synthetic intelligence are coated. the excellent bibliography makes this paintings perfect for the musician and the researcher alike.

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