Burt, Warren


Some Parentheses around Algorithmic Composition

Organised Sound: Vol. 1, no. 3. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 167-172.

URL: http://journals.cambridge.org/jid_OSO

Language(s): English


Listening Experience Algorithmic Music


Algorithmic composition and gambling, two activities associated (in the public mind) with the use of chance, are contrasted. Gambling is based on the concepts of winning and losing. Algorithmic composition is not, or should not be. Problems of mappings of information from one medium to another are considered, along with problems of reception for artworks made with these methods. In the end, the quality of attention given to an artwork may be more critical to its reception than any methods used to construct it (with examples).

All references of the same author:


Burt, Warren (1991). Experimental Music in Australia Using Live Electronics
Burt, Warren (1995). Listening to the Ten Tape Pieces by Kenneth Gaburo
Burt, Warren (2001). Expanding Contexts for Computer Music: One Composer's Experience