Smoliar, Stephen W.

1994

Computers Compose Music, But Do We Listen?

Music Theory Online. Vol. 0, No. 6. Society for Music Theory.

URL: http://mto.societymusictheory.org/

Language(s): English

Keyword(s):

Computer Music

Abstract:

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.

All references of the same author:

(English)

Smoliar, Stephen W. (1973). Basic Research in Computer-Music Studies