Frankensteinian approaches to evolutionary music composition

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  author =       "Peter M. Todd and Gregory M. Werner",
  title =        "Frankensteinian approaches to evolutionary music
  booktitle =    "Musical Networks: Parallel Distributed Perception and
  publisher =    "MIT Press",
  year =         "1999",
  editor =       "Niall Griffith and Peter M. Todd",
  pages =        "313--340",
  keywords =     "genetic algorithms, genetic programming, music,
  ISBN =         "0-262-07181-9",
  URL =          "",
  abstract =     "Victor Frankenstein sought to create an intelligent
                 being imbued with the rules of civilized human conduct,
                 who could further learn how to behave and possibly even
                 evolve through successive generations into a more
                 perfect form. Modern human composers similarly strive
                 to create intelligent algorithmic music composition
                 systems that can follow prespecified rules, learn
                 appropriate patterns from a collection of melodies, or
                 evolve to produce output more perfectly matched to some
                 aesthetic criteria. Here we review recent efforts aimed
                 at each of these three types of algorithmic
                 composition. We focus particularly on evolutionary
                 methods, and indicate how monstrous many of the results
                 have been. We present a new method that uses
                 coevolution to create linked artificial music critics
                 and music composers, and describe how this method can
                 attach the separate parts of rules, learning, and
                 evolution together into one coherent body.",
  notes =        "Survey. Mentions \cite{Spector:1994:ccaga} and
                 \cite{Spector:1995:irdms} cf Lee Spector's email to GP
                 list Wed, 27 Apr 2005 21:21:24 EDT",
  size =         "pages",

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