By Gerhard Nierhaus
Algorithmic composition – composing via formalizable tools – has a century outdated culture not just in occidental tune background. this is often the 1st booklet to supply a close assessment of in demand tactics of algorithmic composition in a realistic approach instead of via treating formalizable features in unmarried works. as well as an ancient evaluate, each one bankruptcy offers a particular category of set of rules in a compositional context by way of offering a normal creation to its improvement and theoretical foundation and describes diverse musical functions. each one bankruptcy outlines the strengths, weaknesses and attainable aesthetical implications caused by the applying of the taken care of methods. themes lined are: markov versions, generative grammars, transition networks, chaos and self-similarity, genetic algorithms, mobile automata, neural networks and synthetic intelligence are coated. the great bibliography makes this paintings perfect for the musician and the researcher alike.
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6 Early Approaches to Algorithmic Composition 23 Fig. 10 Mapping of vowels on tone pitches by Guido of Arezzo. Machaut (around 1300–1377), Guillaume Dufay (around 1400–1474) and Josquin Desprez (around 1440–1521) and reached its last high point with Giovanni Pierluigi Palestrina (1525–1594) and Orlando di Lassus (1532–1594). From 1600 on, the motet lost its signiﬁcance as a central musical genre, although it still appeared in the compositions of Bach, Sch¨utz and other composers until the middle of the 18th century.
Two examples of Queneau are now demonstrated. In “cent milliards de pomes,” for a sonnet comprising a total of fourteen lines, 1014 possible sonnets can result from ten different verse lines each. With “un conte a` votre fac¸on” from 1967, he created a branching system enabling multiple readings of a story through freely selectable segments, similar to the structure of a hypertext system. Such a system uses non-linear connections between texts and was ﬁrst designed by Vannevar Bush in 1945. ” Combinatorics as a tool for producing a “book of books” also represents a popular object of speculation.
The 52 2 Historical Development of Algorithmic Procedures Fig. 39 Details of the mechanical memory of the Z-series [30, p. 172]. 3) from input and output storage and arithmetic calculation are stored on a punched tape with lines of eight bit each and may be combined in any order. 3 Input, output and arithmetic calculation commands. A numeral keyboard and lamps serve for input and output. The commands “Lu” and “Ld” pause the machine, giving the operator the opportunity to type in a number or read a result, after which the machine continues.
Algorithmic Composition: Paradigms of Automated Music Generation by Gerhard Nierhaus