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Generative Music editorial

Collins, Nick & Brown, Andrew R. (2009) Generative Music editorial. Contemporary Music Review, 28(1), pp. 1-4.

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Abstract

An issue on generative music in Contemporary Music Review allows space to explore many of these controversies, and to explore the rich algorithmic scene in contemporary practice, as well as the diverse origins and manifestations of such a culture. A roster of interesting exponents from both academic and arts practice backgrounds are involved, matching the broad spectrum of current work. Contributed articles range from generative algorithms in live systems, from live coding to interactive music systems to computer games, through algorithmic modelling of longer-term form, evolutionary algorithms, to interfaces between modalities and mediums, in algorithmic choreography. A retrospective on the intensive experimentation into algorithmic music and sound synthesis at the Institute of Sonology in the 1960s and 70s creates a complementary strand, as well as an open paper on the issues raised by open source, as opposed to proprietary, software and operating systems, with consequences in the creation and archiving of algorithmic work.

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ID Code: 29958
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: generative music, algorithmic music
DOI: 10.1080/07494460802663967
ISSN: 0749-4467
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400) > Music Composition (190406)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400) > Music Performance (190407)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australasian CRC for Interaction Design (ACID)
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > Schools > Music & Sound
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Taylor and Francis
Deposited On: 25 Jan 2010 13:47
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 23:40

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