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Algorithmic composition is the technique of using algorithms to create music algorithms (or, at the very least, formal sets of rules) have been used to compose music for centuries the procedures used to plot voice-leading in western counterpoint , for example, can often be reduced to algorithmic determinacy. A music score can, to some degree, be reduced to a sequence of numbers, so why is it that one sequence sounds good, yet another sequence of randomly generated notes sounds terrible what inherent structure in a musical pattern that makes it sound good.
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Algorithmic composition, sometimes also referred to as automated composition, basically refers to the process of using some formal process to make music with minimal human intervention (alpern, 1995) such formal processes, as we will see, have been familiar to music since ancient times.
The oxford handbook of algorithmic music (oxford handbooks) [alex mclean, roger t dean] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers with the ongoing development of algorithmic composition programs and communities of practice expanding.