Automated Music Composition (Paperback)

By Phil Winsor

University of North Texas Press, 9780929398389, 312pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 2000

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Whether you’re a musician with no previous experience in computer programming, or a computer hobbyist interested in learning about music, Automated Music Composition has something to offer.

The book contains BASIC language tutorials for beginning programmers; an overview of computer music applications; a systematic exposition of the principles and techniques of automated music composition; insights into contemporary trends in music and computerized sound; principles of MIDI-interfaced computer/synthesizers; a beginning course in music composition, showing in detail how to create a variety of sounds with the computer; step-by-step instructions for using plug-in-and-play programs; interactive MIDI programs listings ready for immediate use; over 50 BASIC routines for automated composition adapted for MIDI sequencers and synthesizers; numerous examples and programming ideas.

About the Author

An accomplished musician and Professor of Composition at the University of North Texas, Phil Winsor is Director of the Center for Experimental Music and Intermedia and a Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research in the Arts and Sciences, and the author of three other books on computer-assisted music composition.