The future of music: Towards a computational musical theory of everything

Guerino Mazzola, Jason Noer, Shuhui Yao, Shuhui Yao, Jay Afrisando, Christopher Rochester, William Neace

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The idea of this monograph is to present an overview of decisive theoretical, computational, technological, aesthetical, artistic, economical, and sociological directions to create future music. It features a unique insight into dominant scientific and artistic new directions, which are guaranteed by the authors' prominent publications in books, software, musical, and dance productions. Applying recent research results from mathematical and computational music theory and software as well as new ideas of embodiment approaches and non-Western music cultures, this book presents new composition methods and technologies. Mathematical, computational, and semiotic models of artistic presence (imaginary time, gestural creativity) as well as strategies are also covered. This book will be of interest to composers, music technicians, and organizers in the internet-based music industry, who are offered concrete conceptual architectures and tools for their future strategies in musical creativity and production.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages242
ISBN (Electronic)9783030397098
ISBN (Print)9783030397081
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020

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  • Composition
  • Creativity
  • Embodiment
  • Future of music
  • Mathematical music theory
  • Music in the internet
  • Music industry
  • Musical gestures
  • Non-western approaches
  • Software


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