Self-redundancy in Music

Author Chris Thornton

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Chris Thornton. Self-redundancy in Music. In Computational Creativity: An Interdisciplinary Approach. Dagstuhl Seminar Proceedings, Volume 9291, pp. 1-11, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2009)


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.
  • Empirical music
  • cognitive informatics
  • information theory


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