Miranda, E. R. Sounds of Artificial Life. Proceedings of the ACM SIGCHI International Conference - Creativity and Cognition 4, October 2002 Loughborough University ACM.

Sony CSL authors: Eduardo Miranda


We focus on issues concerning musical composition practices where the emergent behaviour of artificial life models is used to generate sounds, musical form, or both. Special attention is given to the potential of cellular automata for music-making. After a brief introduction to our research scenario, we introduce two cellular automata-based music systems of our own design: CAMUS and Chaosynth. We present a discussion on the potential and limitations of these two systems, followed by concluding remarks whereby we suggest that adaptive imitation games may foster even more effective correspondence between artificial life models and creative processes.

Keywords: artificial life, cellular automata, evolutionary music, composition, computer music, sound synthesis

BibTeX entry

@INPROCEEDINGS { miranda:02d, AUTHOR="Miranda, E. R.", BOOKTITLE="Proceedings of the ACM SIGCHI International Conference - Creativity and Cognition 4", MONTH="October", ORGANIZATION="Loughborough University", PUBLISHER="ACM", TITLE="Sounds of Artificial Life", YEAR="2002", }