Miranda, E. R. On the Music of Emergent Behaviour: What can Evolutionary Computation bring to the Musician?. In Annie S. Wu, editor, 2000 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, pages 140-142, Las Vegas, Nevada, July 2000 University of Central Florida GECCO.

Sony CSL authors: Eduardo Miranda

Abstract

This paper focuses on issues concerning musical composition practices in which emergent behaviour is used to generate musical material, musical form, or both. Special attention is given to the potential of cellular automata (CA) and adaptive games (AG) for music-making. We begin the paper by presenting two case study systems, followed by an assessment of their role in the composition of a number of professional pieces. The paper continues with a discussion whereby the author suggests that adaptive imitation games may hold the key to foster more effective links between evolutionary computation paradigms and creative musical process.

Keywords: artificial life, evolutionary music, computer music

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@INPROCEEDINGS { miranda:00c, ADDRESS="Las Vegas, Nevada", AUTHOR="Miranda, E. R.", BOOKTITLE="2000 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference", EDITOR="Annie S. Wu", MONTH="July", ORGANIZATION="University of Central Florida", PAGES="140-142", PUBLISHER="GECCO", TITLE="On the Music of Emergent Behaviour: What can Evolutionary Computation bring to the Musician?", YEAR="2000", }