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Algorithmic Composition: Paradigms of Automated Music Generation [Gerhard Nierhaus] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Algorithmic. Author: Gerhard Nierhaus Algorithmic composition composing by means of formalizable methods has a century old View colleagues of Gerhard Nierhaus . Gerhard Nierhaus: Algorithmic Composition: Paradigms of Automated Music Generation. Posted Online September 07,

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User Review – Flag as inappropriate This book necessarily has a mixed content of music and mathematics, but the audience appears to be firmly students of algorithmic composition, and that includes beginning students. Historical Development of Algorithmic Procedures. This is the first book to provide a detailed overview of prominent procedures of akgorithmic composition in a pragmatic way rather than by treating formalizable aspects in single works.

Paradigms of Automated Music Generation. This has been a problem with some other books on algorithmic style imitation, but to my mind, musical composition is something other than the application of a set of rules particularly music theory rulesand it goes beyond this. There was an important opportunity here to go beyond style imitation—to me, as a composer, it is the least interesting or useful aspect of algorithmic composition—and delve into the more difficult realm of creative composition of compelling musical works.

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I would like this prose a lot more if I could share it freely with people of like mind. In addition to an historic overview, each chapter presents a specific class of algorithm in a compositional context by qlgorithmic a general introduction to its development and theoretical basis and describes different musical applications.

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Algorithmic composition — composing by means of formalizable methods — has a century old tradition not only in occidental music history. Account Options Sign in. I approached this book with a large degree of enthusiasm and optimism, unfortunately I left it feeling very disappointed.

Furthermore, the book does not examine in detail how some composers have used algorithmic principles to create great works, let alone attack the core issue itself. One of the limitations it takes on, and one that disappointed me, is that the works of individual composers, or individual works, are not dealt with.

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While the systems outlined in the book may be applied in a range of ways from the superficial and trivial to the very sophisticated, nowhere is the problem addressed of what musical composition really is.

You do not need them. Other editions – View all Algorithmic Composition: User Review – Flag as inappropriate I would like this prose a lot more if I could share it freely with people of like mind. This book necessarily has a mixed content of music and mathematics, but the audience appears to be firmly students of algorithmic composition, and that includes beginning students.

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The comprehensive bibliography makes this work ideal for the musician and the researcher alike. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

Style imitation already has a large body of literature; I feel this book does a good job of pulling much of it together, but it has missed an opportunity to go further and add to the literature gerharc algorithmic approaches to genuine composition.

The introduction goes through the chapter layout of the book and discusses its intent. This is the first book to provide a detailed overview of prominent procedures of algorithmic composition in a pragmatic way rather than by treating formalizable Selected pages Title Page.

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Although I find it short on real examples of interesting music, and perhaps long on superficial examples, the book does manage a broad overview of musical style imitation techniques and brings together a large range of disparate literature that has a bearing on the subject. Despite its worrying problems with details more laterstudents have a composihion basic compositiion that will explain the fundamental ideas of style imitation in algorithmic composition.

Each chapter outlines the strengths, weaknesses and possible aesthetical implications resulting from the application of the treated approaches.