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This chapter examines the possibilities and challenges that lie ahead for evolutionary music and art. Evolutionary computing methods have enabled new modes of creative expression in the art made by humans. One day, it may be possible for computers to make art autonomously. The idea of machines making art leads to the question: what do we mean by 'making(More)
L-Systems have traditionally been used as a popular method for the modelling of space-filling curves, biological systems and morphogenesis. In this paper, we adapt string rewriting grammars based on L-Systems into a system for music composition. Representation of pitch, duration and timbre are encoded as grammar symbols, upon which a series of rewriting(More)
Evolution of Lindenmayer Systems (L-Systems) provides a powerful method for creating complex computer graphics and animations. This paper describes an interactive modelling system for computer graphics in which the user is able to " evolve " grammatical rules and surface equations. Starting from any initial L-System grammar the evolution proceeds via(More)
This paper describes an Artificial Life system for music composition. An evolving ecology of sonic entities populate a virtual world and compete for limited resources. Part of their genetic representation permits the creatures to make and listen to sounds. Complex musical and sonic relationships can develop as the creatures use sound to aid in their(More)
This paper describes a novel type of artistic Artificial Life environment. Evolving agents, who have the ability to make and listen to sound, populate a synthetic world. An evolv-able, rule-based system drives agent behaviour. Agents compete for limited resources in a virtual environment that is influenced by the presence and movement of the artwork's(More)
We address the question of how processes from evolutionary biological ecosystems can be abstracted and beneficially applied in creative domains. Evolution is a process capable of generating appropriate (fit) novelty in biological systems , so it is interesting to ask if it can do so in other, non-biological systems. Past approaches have focused on(More)