O'Reilly logo

Composing Music with Computers by Eduardo Miranda

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Epilogue

The computer is undoubtedly a powerful tool for musical composition: it enables composers to try out new musical systems, to build rules-based generative programs, to map extramusical formalisms onto musical representations, to build surrogate worlds for evolving musical cultures, and so forth. The range of possibilities is overwhelming.

This book emphasises a particular way of using the computer: as a generative tool. It introduces a number of generative techniques ranging from musical grammars and probabilistic tables, to fractals, chaos and evolutionary approaches. It also introduces the basics of machine learning of musical behaviour, with a view to embedding learning mechanisms into compositional systems. There has been a growing ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required