Automated Music Composition

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Whether you’re a musician with no previous experience in computer programming, or a computer hobbyist interested in learning about music, Automated Music Composition has something to offer.

The book contains BASIC language tutorials for beginning programmers; an overview of computer music applications; a systematic exposition of the principles and techniques of automated music composition; insights into contemporary trends in music and computerized sound; principles of ...

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Overview


Whether you’re a musician with no previous experience in computer programming, or a computer hobbyist interested in learning about music, Automated Music Composition has something to offer.

The book contains BASIC language tutorials for beginning programmers; an overview of computer music applications; a systematic exposition of the principles and techniques of automated music composition; insights into contemporary trends in music and computerized sound; principles of MIDI-interfaced computer/synthesizers; a beginning course in music composition, showing in detail how to create a variety of sounds with the computer; step-by-step instructions for using plug-in-and-play programs; interactive MIDI programs listings ready for immediate use; over 50 BASIC routines for automated composition adapted for MIDI sequencers and synthesizers; numerous examples and programming ideas.

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Written under a research grant from the National Science Council of the Republic of China, this tutorial/reference was first published in 1989, and first printed in the US as this 1992 edition. Coverage includes the fundamentals--an overview, the MIDI interface, algorithm implementation BASIC programming language, interactive programs--and computer assisted composition procedures with deterministic algorithms and with probabilistic algorithms. Offers guidance for musicians with no previous programming experience and for computer hobbyists interested in music. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR booknews.com
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780929398389
  • Publisher: University of North Texas Press
  • Publication date: 7/1/1992
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Meet the Author


An accomplished musician and Professor of Composition at the University of North Texas, Phil Winsor is Director of the Center for Experimental Music and Intermedia and a Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research in the Arts and Sciences, and the author of three other books on computer-assisted music composition.
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Table of Contents

I Fundamentals
1 Overview of Computer Music Applications 3
2 The MIDI Communications Interface; Music Representation within the Computer 13
3 Algorithm Implementation; BASIC Programming Language 39
4 Interactive Programs 67
II Computer-Assisted Composition Procedures I; Deterministic Algorithms
5 Mapping and Congruence Algorithms 101
6 Data Rescaling, Normalization, Scale Transforms, Filters, and Sieves 127
7 Integrative Procedures 153
8 Series Transform Procedures 173
9 Melodic Transformation, Analysis, and Sort-Search Procedures 197
III Computer-Assisted Composition Procedures II; Probabilistic Algorithms
10 Uniform and Non-uniform Probability Distributions 239
11 Defined Probability Distributions 273
Appendix 301
References 305
Index 307
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