By David Cope
Virtual tune is approximately synthetic creativity. targeting the author's Experiments in Musical Intelligence laptop tune composing software, the writer and a wonderful workforce of specialists speak about some of the matters surrounding this system, together with synthetic intelligence, track cognition, and aesthetics.
The publication is split into 4 elements. the 1st half presents a old history to Experiments in Musical Intelligence, together with examples of ancient antecedents, via an outline of this system by way of Douglas Hofstadter. the second one half follows the composition of an Experiments in Musical Intelligence paintings, from the construction of a database to the of entirety of a brand new paintings within the variety of Mozart. It contains, in subtle lay phrases, really designated motives of the way each one step within the procedure contributes to the ultimate composition. The 3rd half involves views and analyses by way of Jonathan Berger, Daniel Dennett, Bernard Greenberg, Douglas R. Hofstadter, Steve Larson, and Eleanor Selfridge-Field. The fourth half provides the author's responses to those commentaries, in addition to his innovations at the implications of man-made creativity.
The e-book (and corresponding website) contains an appendix supplying prolonged musical examples talked about and mentioned within the publication, together with composers corresponding to Scarlatti, Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, Puccini, Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, Debussy, Bartok, and others. it's also followed by means of a CD containing performances of the tune within the text.