Environments for Sonic Ecologies

  • Tom Davis
  • Pedro Rebelo
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4448)


This paper outlines a current lack of consideration for the environmental context of Evolutionary Algorithms used for the generation of music. We attempt to readdress this balance by outlining the benefits of developing strong coupling strategies between agent and environment. It goes on to discuss the relationship between artistic process and the viewer and suggests a placement of the viewer and agent in a shared environmental context to facilitate understanding of the artistic process and a feeling of participation in the work. The paper then goes on to outline the installation ‘Excuse MeÕ and how it attempts to achieve a level of Sonic Ecology through the use of a shared environmental context.


Evolutionary Music Ecology Environment Installation Agent Artwork 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tom Davis
    • 1
  • Pedro Rebelo
    • 1
  1. 1.Sonic Arts Research Centre, Queens University Belfast, University Road, Belfast, BT7 1NNUK

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