Maurer IV, John A.

1999

A Brief History of Algorithmic Composition

Online article

URL: http://ccrma-www.stanford.edu/ blackrse/algorithm.html

Language(s): English

Keyword(s):

Stochastic Music Algorithmic Music

Abstract:

In this article the author offers a brief overview of the history of algorithmic composition, including stochastic, rule-based, and artificial intelligence approaches. He also briefly mentions the work of early pioneers such as Lejaren Hiller and Iannis Xenakis.