Collaborative Composition with Creative Systems

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  • In Between the Cracks (LP)

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  • Collaborative Composition with Creative Systems

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  • Computational assistants are now regularly used in creative industries, and their use in music dates back practically to the 1950s, and theoretically to the 19th century. The author describes specific instances of interactive and algorithmic music systems from the last 50 years as examples of artistic assistants, suggesting that such systems exhibit only a limited role in the creative process. True collaboration, as evidenced in traditional human practices, requires greater autonomy, independence, and potential influence; he describes his collaboration with his most recent metacreative system, Moments.

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