[AUD] book announcement: Machine Musicianship by Robert Rowe (Dan Ellis )

Subject: [AUD] book announcement: Machine Musicianship by Robert Rowe
From:    Dan Ellis  <dpwe(at)ee.columbia.edu>
Date:    Thu, 7 Jun 2001 15:05:50 -0400

Dear List - I was sent the enclosed announcement of a new book which may interest list members. Best, -- DAn Ellis <dpwe(at)ee.columbia.edu> http://www.ee.columbia.edu/~dpwe/ Dept. of Elec. Eng., Columbia Univ., New York NY 10027 (212) 854-8928 ------- Forwarded Message Date: Thu, 7 Jun 2001 14:55:27 -0400 From: Jud Wolfskill <wolfskil(at)MIT.EDU> Subject: book announcement--Rowe [...] I thought readers of the Auditory List might be interested in this book. For more information please visit http://mitpress.mit.edu/promotions/books/ROWHHS01 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 functionality. 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 --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jud Wolfskill 617.253.2079 phone Associate Publicist 617.253.1709 fax MIT Press wolfskil(at)mit.edu 5 Cambridge Center http://mitpress.mit.edu Fourth Floor Cambridge, MA 02142 ------- End of Forwarded Message

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