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Corpus-based recombinant composition using a genetic algorithm

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A generative real-time composition system is described that uses a genetic algorithm to create a population of melodic and rhythm phrases that are combined by intelligent musical agents. The initial population is derived from an offline analysis of a corpus; the population undergoes continual breeding using rules derived from the population itself. The system’s role in the generation of musical material for the acoustic composition Other, Previously, for string quartet, is discussed.

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Eigenfeldt, A. Corpus-based recombinant composition using a genetic algorithm. Soft Comput 16, 2049–2056 (2012).

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