Eden: An Evolutionary Sonic Ecosystem

  • Jon McCormack
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2159)


This paper describes an Artificial Life system for music composition. An evolving ecology of sonic entities populate a virtual world and compete for limited resources. Part of their genetic representation permits the creatures to make and listen to sounds. Complex musical and sonic relationships can develop as the creatures use sound to aid in their survival and mating prospects.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jon McCormack
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  1. 1.School of Computer Science and Software EngineeringMonash UniversityAustralia

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