On Computational Models of the Evolution of Music: From the Origins of Musical Taste to the Emergence of Grammars

@article{Miranda2003OnCM,
  title={On Computational Models of the Evolution of Music: From the Origins of Musical Taste to the Emergence of Grammars},
  author={Eduardo Reck Miranda and Simon Kirby and Peter M. Todd},
  journal={Contemporary Music Review},
  year={2003},
  volume={22},
  pages={111 - 91}
}
Evolutionary computing is a powerful tool for studying the origins and evolution of music. In this case, music is studied as an adaptive complex dynamic system and its origins and evolution are studied in the context of the cultural conventions that may emerge under a number of constraints (e.g. psychological, physiological and ecological). This paper introduces three case studies of evolutionary modelling of music. It begins with a model for studying the role of mating-selective pressure in… 

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