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Author Pasquier, Philippe ♦ Eigenfeldt, Arne ♦ Dubnov, Shlomo ♦ Bown, Oliver
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Keyword Creative computing ♦ Computational creativity ♦ Generative art ♦ Machine learning ♦ Artificial intelligence ♦ Computer music
Abstract Musical metacreation (MuMe), also known as musical computational creativity, is a subfield of computational creativity that focuses on endowing machines with the ability to achieve creative musical tasks, such as composition, interpretation, improvisation, accompaniment, mixing, etc. It covers all dimensions of the theory and practice of computational generative music systems, ranging from purely artistic approaches to purely scientific ones, inclusive of discourses relevant to this topic from the humanities. MuMe systems range from purely generative ones to a variety of interactive systems, such as those for computer-assisted composition and computer-assisted sound design. In order to better appreciate the many dimensions of this interdisciplinary domain and see how it overlaps and differs from research in computer music, this introduction provides a general entry point. After defining and introducing the domain, its context, and some of its terminology, we reflect on some challenges and opportunities for the field as a whole.
Description Affiliation: Department of Computer Science, University of California at San Diego, San Diego, USA (Dubnov, Shlomo) || Department of Art and Design, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia (Bown, Oliver) || School of Interactive Art + Technology, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada (Pasquier, Philippe) || School for the Contemporary Arts, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada (Eigenfeldt, Arne)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2008-03-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal Computers in Entertainment (CIE) (CIE)
Volume Number 14
Issue Number 2
Page Count 14
Starting Page 1
Ending Page 14


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