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Composing Music with Computers by Eduardo Miranda

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Preface

Composers, perhaps more than any other class of artists, have always been acutely aware of the scientific developments of their time. From the discovery, almost three thousand years ago, of the direct relationship between the pitch of a note and the length of a string or pipe, to the latest computer models of human musical cognition and intelligence, composers have always looked to science to provide new and challenging ways to study and compose music.

Music is generally associated with the artistic expression of emotions, but it is clear that reason plays an important role in music making. For example, the ability to recognise musical patterns and to make structural abstractions and associations requires sophisticated memory mechanisms, ...

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