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Author Smoliar, Stephen W.
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Language English
Subject Keyword Heuristic programming ♦ Models of cognitive processes ♦ Computer composition ♦ Music theory ♦ Artificial intelligence ♦ Computer music
Abstract J.A. Moorer's “Music and Computer Composition” [1] was a distressing communication. While I realize that musical expertise is probably beyond the realm of the editorial staff, I must object to both the naiveté and faulty reasoning on the musical side of this article. In a nutshell, Moorer presents us with many paragraphs of philosophical meanderings to back up a few results which are, by his own admission, inadequate. From this he concludes, “It is also hoped that this experiment may help dispel doubts that musical composition is ‘sacred’ and unreachable by mechanical methods.” From any serious musical point of view, such a conclusion is almost vacuous.
Description Affiliation: Technion-Isreal Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel (Smoliar, Stephen W.)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2005-08-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal Communications of the ACM (CACM)
Volume Number 15
Issue Number 11
Page Count 2
Starting Page 1000
Ending Page 1001


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Source: ACM Digital Library