Evolutionary morphing for music composition

Brown, Andrew R., Wooller, Rene, & Miranda, Eduardo (2011) Evolutionary morphing for music composition. In Miranda, Eduardo (Ed.) A-Life for Music : Music and Computer Models of Living Systems. A-R Editions, Middleton, Wis, pp. 115-132.

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From one view of composition—let us call it the inspired or “Mozartian” view—musical compositions arrive fully formed in the mind of the composer and simply require transcription. In reality, however, it seems that very few people are so inspired, and composition is often more akin to a gradual clarification and refinement of partially formed ideas on the musical landscape. Particular landmarks in the compositional landscape tend to become clear before others, such that the incomplete piece is a patchwork of disconnected musical islands. An interactive evolutionary morphing system may provide some assistance for composers, to help build bridges between musical islands by generating hybrid musical transitions.

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ID Code: 47334
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: Algorithmic Music, Music Composition, Artifical Life
ISBN: 9780895796738
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400) > Music Composition (190406)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 A-R Editions
Deposited On: 29 Nov 2011 22:18
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2012 05:41

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