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[AUD] book announcement: Machine Musicianship by Robert Rowe

Dear List -

I was sent the enclosed announcement of a new book which may interest
list members.


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Date: Thu, 7 Jun 2001 14:55:27 -0400
From: Jud Wolfskill <wolfskil@MIT.EDU>
Subject: book announcement--Rowe


I thought readers of the Auditory List might be interested in this book.
For more information please visit

Machine Musicianship
Robert Rowe

Musicians begin formal training by acquiring a body of musical concepts
commonly known as musicianship. These concepts underlie the musical skills
of listening, performance, and composition. Like humans, computer music
programs can benefit from a systematic foundation of musical knowledge.
This book explores the technology of implementing musical processes such as
segmentation, pattern processing, and interactive improvisation in computer
programs. It shows how the resulting applications can be used to accomplish
tasks ranging from the solution of simple musical problems to the live
performance of interactive compositions and the design of musically
responsive installations and Web sites.

Machine Musicianship is both a programming tutorial and an exploration of
the foundational concepts of musical analysis, performance, and
composition. The theoretical foundations are derived from the fields of
music theory, computer music, music cognition, and artificial intelligence.
The book will be of interest to practitioners of those fields, as well as
to performers and composers.

The concepts are programmed using C++ and Max. The accompanying CD-ROM
includes working versions of the examples, as well as source code and a
hypertext document showing how the code leads to the program's musical

Robert Rowe is Associate Professor of Music at New York University.

6 x 9, 416 pp. and CD-ROM, 169 illus., cloth and CD-ROM, ISBN 0-262-18206-8
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