Algorithmic composition as a model of creativity

@inproceedings{Jacob1996AlgorithmicCA,
  title={Algorithmic composition as a model of creativity},
  author={Bruce Jacob},
  year={1996}
}
There are two distinct types of creativity: the ash out of the blue (inspira-tion? genius?), and the process of incremental revisions (hard work). Not only are we years away from modeling the former, we do not even begin to understand it. The latter is algo-rithmic in nature and has been modeled in many systems both musical and non-musical. Algorithmic composition is as old as music composition. It is often considered a cheat, a way out when the composer needs material and/or inspiration. It… CONTINUE READING

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