Algorithmic Composition: A Gentle Introduction to Music Composition
by Mary Simoni
Publisher: Michigan Publishing 2003
Number of pages: 343
This book is about learning to compose music using the programming language Common LISP and the compositional environment Common Music developed by Heinrich Taube. Algorithmic composition, for the purposes of this book, is defined as the use of computers to implement procedures that result in the generation of music.
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