Patterns of Intuition

Musical Creativity in the Light of Algorithmic Composition

Editors: Nierhaus, Gerhard (Ed.)

  • Provides new insights into musical intuition and its possible formalization
  • Demonstrates which algorithms and paradigms of algorithmic composition are suitable for applications in contemporary composition
  • Examples of current mathematical approaches to the compositional process are demonstrated
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About this book

The present book is the result of a three year research project which investigated the creative act of composing by means of algorithmic composition. Central to the investigation are the compositional strategies of 12 composers, which were documented through a dialogic and cyclic process of modelling and evaluating musical materials. The aesthetic premises and compositional approaches configure a rich spectrum of diverse positions, which is reflected also in the kinds of approaches and methods used. These approaches and methods include the generation and evaluation of chord sequences using genetic algorithms, the application of morphing strategies to research harmonic transformations, an automatic classification of personal preferences via machine learning, and an application of mathematical music theory to the analysis and resynthesis of musical material. The second part of the book features contributions by Sandeep Bhagwati, William Brooks, David Cope, Darla Crispin, Nicolas Donin, and Guerino Mazzola. These authors variously consider the project from different perspectives, offer independent approaches, or provide more general reflections from their respective research fields.

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“This is a useful read about composers ‘collaborating’ with computational techniques in their musical work. … there is much of interest to be discovered in this fascinating collection of case studies. … The contribution of this book is to explore (in detail) how different composers and computers might fruitfully collaborate and enhance each other’s creative capabilities, from a range of perspectives.” (Anna Jordanous, Computing Reviews, December, 2015)


Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Nierhaus, Gerhard

    Pages 1-6

  • Elisabeth Harnik/Improvisational Re-assemblies

    Harnik, Elisabeth (et al.)

    Pages 9-32

  • Clemens Nachtmann/Forbidding Harmonies

    Nachtmann, Clemens (et al.)

    Pages 33-57

  • Eva Reiter/Wire Tapping the Machine

    Reiter, Eva (et al.)

    Pages 59-84

  • Clemens Gadenstätter/Hidden Grammars

    Gadenstätter, Clemens (et al.)

    Pages 85-110

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eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-017-9561-6
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Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-017-9560-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Softcover $129.00
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  • Due: November 18, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0092-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Patterns of Intuition
Book Subtitle
Musical Creativity in the Light of Algorithmic Composition
Editors
  • Gerhard Nierhaus
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-9561-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-9561-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-9560-9
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0092-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 421
Number of Illustrations and Tables
197 b/w illustrations
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