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Sounds Unheard of: Evolutionary algorithms as creative tools for the contemporary composer

Palle Dahlstedt (Sektionen för arkitektur ; Institutionen för tillämpad informationsteknologi (GU))
Göteborg : Chalmers University of Technology, 2004. ISBN: 91-7291-419-X.- 213 + 1 CD-ROM s.

Evolutionary algorithms are studied as tools for generating novel musical material in the form of musical scores and synthesized sounds. The choice of genetic representation defines a space of potential music. This space is explored using evolutionary algorithms, in search of useful musical material. In this way, the computer becomes a creative tool that is integrated into the artistic process. Several implementations of these ideas are presented, based on interactive evolution, genetic algorithms and artificial life models. A number of different representations of music and sound are discussed, with a focus on parameterized sound synthesis and the representation of scores as recursively described trees. The dynamic behavior of a class of sound synthesis engines, consisting of networks of modulating oscillators, is also investigated. Finally, a number of compositions that have been composed with the tools described in the thesis are presented.

Nyckelord: evolutionary algorithms, interactive evolution, music composition, sound synthesis, non-linear dynamics

Denna post skapades 2007-10-30. Senast ändrad 2013-09-25.
CPL Pubid: 59126


Institutioner (Chalmers)

Sektionen för arkitektur (1964-2004)
Institutionen för tillämpad informationsteknologi (GU) (GU)


Datavetenskap (datalogi)

Chalmers infrastruktur


Datum: 2004-03-19
Opponent: Prof. Eduardo Reck Miranda, Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research, University of Plymouth, U.K.

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