A FRAMEWORK FOR ECOSYSTEM-BASED GENERATIVE MUSIC

Publication Type:

Conference Paper

Authors:

Oliver Bown

Source:

SMC Conference 2009 (2009)

URL:

files/proceedings/2009/247.pdf

Abstract:

Ecosystem-based generative music is computer-generated music that uses principles borrowed from evolution and ecosystem dynamics. These are different from traditional interactive genetic algorithms in a number of ways. The possibilities of such an approach can be explored using multi-agent systems. I discuss the background, motivations and expectations of ecosystem-based generative music and describe developments in building a software framework aimed at facilitating the design of ecosystemic sonic artworks, with examples of how such a system can be used creatively.