The seminar will focus on algorithmic composition techniques using the computer as a generative tool for music composition. We will consult the text "Composing with Computers" (Miranda 2001) to explore "a number of computer music composition techniques ranging from probabilities, formal grammars and fractals, to genetic algorithms, cellular automata and neural computation."
Software is available for experimentation on PC's, Macs, and Unix systems.
Class is open to Computer Music, Composition and Musicology majors.
Only minimal familiarity with computers is required.
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