Richard, Dominique


Code - notes - music: An epistemological investigation of algorithmic music

Organised Sound: Vol. 1, no. 3. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 173-177.


Language(s): English


Formalism Algorithmic Music


This article deals with the role of the composer in algorithmic music. This role departs from traditional models because of the way computers are used in the compositional process, particularly when signal processing techniques are being integrated with sophisticated formal models to generate musical compositions. Several types of ‘musical formalism’ are examined in order to bring out the active role of the composer in the compositional process.

All references of the same author:


Richard, Dominique (1997a). The Beast's Glove: The Tactile and the Digital in Computer Music
Richard, Dominique (1997b). Voices in the Desert: An ontology of the electroacoustic community
Richard, Dominique (2000). Holzwege on Mount Fuji: A doctrine of no-aesthetics for computer and electroacoustic music