Composing Music with Computers

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Computers play key roles in several aspects of music making, ranging from the synthesis of complex sounds, to the automatic generation of music. "Composing Music with Computers" focuses on the role of the computer as a generative tool for music composition. It introduces a number of computer music composition techniques ranging from probabilities, formal grammars and fractals, to genetic algorithms, cellular automata and neural computation. Anyone wishing to use the computer as a companion to create music will find this book a valuable resource. As a comprehensive guide with full explanations of technical terms, it is suitable for students, professionals and enthusiasts alike. The accompanying CD-ROM contains examples, complementary tutorials and a number of composition systems for PC and Macintosh platforms, from demonstration versions of commercial programs to exciting, fully working packages developed by research centres world-wide, including Nyquist, Bol Processor, Music Sketcher, SSEYO Koan, Open Music and the IBVA brainwaves control system, among others. Eduardo Reck Miranda is a researcher in Music Technology and Artificial Intelligence at SONY Computer Science Lab in Paris, and an active composer in his own right. He has been awarded a music fellowship by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, New York, and has won several international prizes for his compositions. He is one of the creators of the Brazilian Computer Music Association(NUCOM) and member of the editorial board of Leonardo Music Journal and Organised Sound. The CD-ROM contains examples, complementary tutorials and a number of composition systems for PC and Macintosh platforms, for demonstration versions of commercial programs to exciting, fully working packages developed by research centres world-wide, including Nyquist, Bol Processor, Music Sketcher, SSEYO Koan, Open Music and the IBVA brainwaves control system, among others. This book will be interesting to anyone wishing to use the computer as a companion to create music. It is a comprehensive guide, but the technical terms are explained so it is suitable for students, professionals and enthusiasts alike. ©2001, 240 pages. Book & CD-ROM.