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Virtual music : computer synthesis of musical style

Author: David Cope; Douglas R Hofstadter; et al
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An exploration of Cope's experimentation in artificial musical creativity; includes a CD containing performances of music discussed in the text.

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Named Person: David Cope; David Cope; David Cope
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Cope; Douglas R Hofstadter; et al
ISBN: 026203283X 9780262032834 9780262532617 0262532611
OCLC Number: 43684661
Description: xiii, 565 p. : ill., music ; 24 cm. + 1 sound disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.).
Contents: Virtual music --
Staring Emmy Straight in the eye - and doing my best not to flinch / Douglas Hofstadter --
Response to Hofstadter --
Composing style-specific music --
The importance of patterns --
Structure --
Databases --
Analysis --
Themes and variations --
Interface --
Composition, combinatorics, and simulation: a historical and philosophical enquiry / Eleanor Selfridge-Field --
Experiments in musical intelligence and Bach / Bernard Greenberg --
Dear Emmy: a counterpoint teacher's thoughts on the experiments in musical intelligence program's two-part inventions / Steve Larson --
Who cares if it listens? an essay on creativity, expectations, and computational modeling of listening to music / Jonathan Berger --
Collision detection, Muselot, and scribble: some reflections on creativity / Daniel Dennett --
A few standard questions and answers / Douglas Hofstadter --
Response to commentaries --
Perspectives and the future --
Mozart databases --
An experiment in musical intelligence: Mozart movement --
An experiment in musical intelligence: Mozart reject --
Virtual music --
The game key
Responsibility: David Cope ; with commentary by Douglas Hofstadter ; and with perspectives and analysis by Eleanor Selfridge-Field ... [et al.].

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