Automated Music Composition

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Paperback ISBN-13: 9789293983863
Paperback ISBN-10: 929398386
Physical Description: 7 x 10. 312 pp. Index
Publication Date: June 1992

On Phil Winsor's computer music books:

" . . . well-organized . . . no-nonsense . . . an invaluable aid for the serious musician."Music & Sound Output

Whether you're a musician with no previous experience in computer programming, or a computer hobbyist interested in learning about music, Automated Music Composition has something to offer.

The book contains BASIC language tutorials for beginning programmers; an overview of computer music applications; a systematic exposition of the principles and techniques of automated music composition; insights into contemporary trends in music and computerized sound; principles of MIDI-interfaced computer/synthesizers; a beginning course in music composition, showing in detail how to create a variety of sounds with the computer; step-by-step instructions for using plug-in-and-play programs; interactive MIDI programs listings ready for immediate use; over 50 BASIC routines for automated composition adapted for MIDI sequencers and synthesizers; numerous examples and programming ideas.

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About Author:

An accomplished musician and Professor of Composition at the University of North Texas, PHIL WINSOR is Director of the Center for Experimental Music and Intermedia and a Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research in the Arts and Sciences, and the author of three other books on computer-assisted music composition.

For more information on these books and the author, please visit Phil Winsor's web site at