Exploring Rhythmic Automata

Brown, Andrew R. (2005) Exploring Rhythmic Automata. In Rothlauf, Franz, Branke, Jürgen, Cagnoni, Stefano, Wolfe Corne, David, Drechsler, Rolf, Jin, Yaochu, et al. (Eds.) Applications of Evolutionary Computing. Springer Berlin / Heidelberg, pp. 551-556.

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The use of Cellular Automata (CA) for musical purposes has a rich history. In general the mapping of CA states to note-level music representations has focused on pitch mapping and downplayed rhythm. This paper reports experiments in the application of one-dimensional cellular automata to the generation and evolution of rhythmic patterns. A selection of CA tendencies are identified that can be used as compositional tools to control the rhythmic coherence of monophonic passages and the polyphonic texture of musical works in broad-brush, rather than precisely deterministic, ways. This will provide the composer and researcher with a clearer understanding of the useful application of CAs for generative music.

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ID Code: 47804
Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: EvoWorkkshops 2005: EvoBIO, EvoCOMNET, EvoHOT, EvoIASP, EvoMUSART, and EvoSTOC Lausanne, Switzerland, March 30 - April 1, 2005 Proceedings
Keywords: music, computer, automata, generative, composition
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-32003-6_57
ISBN: 9783540253969 (Print) 9783540320036 (Online)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Deposited On: 18 Dec 2011 07:23
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2013 02:02

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