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Thornton, Chris

Self-redundancy in Music

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Where a structural analysis can be produced for a musical artefact, variants of the artefact can often be obtained by `inverting' the analysis, in much the same way we produce novel sentences from a grammar. The paper describes use of information theory for purposes of deriving structural analyses of sequences, and shows how the method can be used with musical data, for purposes of generating novel musical patterns.

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  author =	{Chris Thornton},
  title =	{Self-redundancy in Music},
  booktitle =	{Computational Creativity: An Interdisciplinary Approach},
  year =	{2009},
  editor =	{Margaret Boden and Mark D'Inverno and Jon McCormack},
  number =	{09291},
  series =	{Dagstuhl Seminar Proceedings},
  ISSN =	{1862-4405},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Informatik, Germany},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{},
  annote =	{Keywords: Empirical music, cognitive informatics, information theory}

Keywords: Empirical music, cognitive informatics, information theory
Seminar: 09291 - Computational Creativity: An Interdisciplinary Approach
Issue Date: 2009
Date of publication: 07.10.2009

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