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Towards autonomous agents for live computer music : realtime machine listening and interactive music systems

  title={Towards autonomous agents for live computer music : realtime machine listening and interactive music systems},
  author={N. M. Collins},
Musical agents which can interact with human musicians in concert situations are a reality, though the extent to which they themselves embody human-like capabilities can be called into question. They are perhaps most correctly viewed, given their level of artificial intelligence technology, as ‘projected intelligences’, a composer’s anticipation of the dynamics of a concert setting made manifest in programming code. This thesis will describe a set of interactive systems developed for a range of… 

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  • Computer Science
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  • B. Thom
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    User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction
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