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Seminar: Biological Processes as an Inspiration for Generative and Interactive Music System Design: A Survey

Mon., Mar. 14, 2016 1:30 p.m.

Location: CL 431

Title: Biological Processes as an Inspiration for Generative and Interactive Music System Design: A Survey

Speaker: Jason Cullimore

Date: March 14 (M)

Time: 1:30pm - 2:20pm

Room: CL 431

Abstract: Music can be thought of as a human communication system, and it is associated with a wide range of behaviours and cognitive processing strategies. When designing computer software that autonomously creates music, consideration of human behavioural and cognitive systems related to music comprehension and production may serve as an inspiration for the underlying design approach for the software system. In this presentation, I will explore several music generation systems, including the Algorithmic Music Evolution Engine (Hoeberechts, Demopoulos, and Katchabaw, 2007), Norbert Herber’s ecologically- and cybernetically-inspired Amergent music systems (2014), and how music psychological theory influenced the design of my own Q-Learning based system for generating chord sequence transitions (2014).