Miranda, E. R. Towards an Artificial Life Approach to the Origins of Music. Proceedings of the XIX National Congress of the Brazilian Computer Science Society, SBCM (vol. 3), pages 187-200, Rio de Janeiro, July 1999 PUC-RIO SBC.

Sony CSL authors: Eduardo Miranda

Abstract

We are investigating how musical forms may originate and evolve in artificially created worlds inhabited by virtual communities of musicians and listeners. Origins and evolution are not, however, studied here in the context of genetic mutations, but rather in the context of cultural conventions. We consider that variations in musical styles, for example, result from the emergence of new rules and/or from the shifting of existing conventions for music making. In this paper we introduce fundamental theoretical and philosophical issues that substantiate our research.

Keywords: computer music, origins of music, artificial life, evolutionary music

BibTeX entry

@INPROCEEDINGS { miranda:99e, ADDRESS="Rio de Janeiro", AUTHOR="Miranda, E. R.", BOOKTITLE="Proceedings of the XIX National Congress of the Brazilian Computer Science Society", MONTH="July", ORGANIZATION="PUC-RIO", PAGES="187-200", PUBLISHER="SBC", SERIES="SBCM", TITLE="Towards an Artificial Life Approach to the Origins of Music", VOLUME="3", YEAR="1999", }