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Generative Music: A Form without a Format

Magnusson, Thor (2016) Generative Music: A Form without a Format. University of Leeds. [Dataset]

This item is part of the Alternative Histories of Electronic Music collection.

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This paper explores the history and context of generative music dissemination in the form of distributable computational systems, rather than merely as rendered fixed-media outputs. Coinciding developments in musical scores and technology are highlighted and framed as the basis on which much contemporary work stands. After contextualising computer-based generative music as a narrative that extends over five decades of academic research and development, it introduces a few selected projects and expounds the heterogeneous nature of generative systems. The problem of technological formats for the music will be discussed and contextualised with current developments that point to diverse future possibilities. The paper discusses the musicology of generative music, arguing that musicologists, critics and reviewers have to engage with the natural score format of generative music, namely the code itself.

Subjects: W000 - Creative arts & design > W300 - Music
W000 - Creative arts & design > W300 - Music > W310 - Musicianship/performance studies > W316 - Electronic/electro-acoustic music performance
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures > School of Music
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Date deposited: 27 Jul 2017 19:27



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