A Few Remarks on Algorithmic Composition

  title={A Few Remarks on Algorithmic Composition},
  author={Martin Supper},
  journal={Computer Music Journal},
  • Martin Supper
  • Published 2001
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Music Journal

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