By Gerhard Nierhaus
Algorithmic composition – composing via formalizable equipment – has a century previous culture not just in occidental track heritage. this is often the 1st e-book to supply a close evaluate of fashionable strategies of algorithmic composition in a realistic manner instead of by means of treating formalizable points in unmarried works. as well as an ancient assessment, every one bankruptcy offers a selected classification of set of rules in a compositional context by way of offering a common creation to its improvement and theoretical foundation and describes varied musical functions. every one bankruptcy outlines the strengths, weaknesses and attainable aesthetical implications because of the applying of the handled ways. subject matters lined are: markov types, generative grammars, transition networks, chaos and self-similarity, genetic algorithms, mobile automata, neural networks and synthetic intelligence are lined. the excellent bibliography makes this paintings excellent for the musician and the researcher alike.
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Although his effort failed and the correct decoding was only completed by Jean Franc¸ois Champollion (1790– 3 “The Mathematical Basis of Arts”  and “Schillinger System of Musical Composition” . 6 Early Approaches to Algorithmic Composition 25 1832) with the Rosetta Stone, Kircher’s attempts nonetheless represent a remarkable achievement in combinatorics and paved the way for applied cryptology. Fig. 11 Atanasius Kircher. c bpk. In his exhaustive musicologist work “Musurgia Universalis” from 1650, Kircher developed amongst others a system of algorithmic composition.
The works by William Hamilton (1788–1856), Augustus de Morgan (1806–1871), John Stuart Mill (1806–1873), John Venn (1834– 1923), William Stanley Jevons (1835–1882) and Charles Peirce (1839–1914) must also be seen in this context. In Germany, too, Hermann G¨unther Grassmann (1809– 1877) and his brother Robert (1815–1901) established a school for the mathematization of logic. However, these works have largely been ignored, with the exception of the works of Ernst Schr¨oder (1841–1902) on the algebra of logic.
Fig. 33 Hollerith’s punched card tabulator. With kind permission of IBM, Corporate Archives, Somers, NY. 15 From Census Collector to Chess World Champion 49 In 1893, Hollerith founded the Tabulating Machine Company which merged in 1911 with two other companies, and was renamed as the Computing Tabulating Recording Company. Fig. 34 Tabulating Machine Factory in 1893. With kind permission of IBM Corporate Archives, Somers, NY. In 1924, with Thomas Watson as chairman, the company again changed its name, to become the International Business Machines Corporation (IBM).
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