Miranda, E. R. Emergent Sound Repertoires in Virtual Societies. Computer Music Journal (MIT Press), 26(2):77-90, 2002.

Sony CSL authors: Eduardo Miranda


Computer simulations wherein musical forms may originate and evolve in artificially created worlds can be an effective way to study the origins and evolution of music. This article presents a simulation in which a society of distributed and autonomous but cooperative agents evolve sound repertoires from scratch by interacting with one another. We demonstrate by means of a concrete example the important role of mimetic interactions for music evolution in a virtual society.

Keywords: artificial life, evolutionary music, computer music, adaptive systems, speech synthesis

BibTeX entry

@ARTICLE { miranda:02j, AUTHOR="Miranda, E. R.", JOURNAL="Computer Music Journal (MIT Press)", NUMBER="2", PAGES="77-90", TITLE="Emergent Sound Repertoires in Virtual Societies", VOLUME="26", YEAR="2002", }