In this article, the author examines the state of the art (1998) in the computer composition of music, utilising David Cope’s EMI (Experiments in Music Intelligence) project as a representative example - discussing its assets and its liabilities. He argues that the question as to whether or not a computer will ever be considered to be a successful composer is moot, as it is the quality of performance as perceived by the concert audience that overrides whether what is being performed has come from a struggling genius, a commercial hack, chance decisions, or even a computer program.
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(English)Smoliar, Stephen W. (1973). Basic Research in Computer-Music Studies