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Machine Musicianship : Machine Musicianship - Robert Rowe

Machine Musicianship

Machine Musicianship

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Musicians begin formal training by acquiring a body of musical concepts commonly known as musicianship. These concepts underlie the musical skills of listening, performance, and composition. Like humans, computer music programs can benefit from a systematic foundation of musical knowledge. This book explores the technology of implementing musical processes such as segmentation, pattern processing, and interactive improvisation in computer programs. It shows how the resulting applications can be used to accomplish tasks ranging from the solution of simple musical problems to the live performance of interactive compositions and the design of musically responsive installations and Web sites. "Machine Musicianship" is both a programming tutorial and an exploration of the foundational concepts of musical analysis, performance, and composition. The theoretical foundations are derived from the fields of music theory, computer music, music cognition, and artificial intelligence. The book will be of interest to practitioners of those fields, as well as to performers and composers. The concepts are programmed using C++ and Max. The accompanying CD-ROM includes working versions of the examples, as well as source code and a hypertext document showing how the code leads to the program's musical functionality.

"Rowe's book is written for the DIY music hacker.... Machine Musicianship could help you turn your old computer into your new bandmate - able to do anything but help you carry your gear to the next gig." - Douglas Geers, Electronic Musician"

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Machine Musicianshipp. 1
Symbolic Processesp. 17
Sub-symbolic Processesp. 93
Segments and Patternsp. 145
Compositional Techniquesp. 201
Algorithmic Expression and Music Cognitionp. 235
Interactive Improvisationp. 277
Interactive Multimediap. 317
Installationsp. 355
Directionsp. 377
Referencesp. 381
Indexp. 393
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ISBN: 9780262681490
ISBN-10: 0262681498
Series: Machine Musicianship
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 411
Published: 2nd March 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.68