“The computing machine is a marvelous invention and seems almost superhuman. But in reality it is as limited as the mind of the individual who feeds it material. Like the computer, the machines we use for making music can only give back what we put into them.”
Varèse, E. 2004. “The Liberation of Sound.” In Audio Culture: Readings in Modern Music. C. Cox and D. Warner, eds. New York: Continuum.
This site provides a comprehensive research resource for computer aided algorithmic music composition, including over one-thousand research listings, over one hundred system listings, cross referenced links to research, links to software downloads and documentation, and web-based tools for searching and filtering the complete lexicon.
While a handful of on-line resources provide information on computer music, no up-to-date, free, on-line resource provides specialized research information in computer-aided algorithmic composition and related fields. This site attempts to offer such a resource.
This site is edited and maintained by Christopher Ariza. Research for this site was funded in part by a grant from the United States Fulbright program, the Institute for International Education (IIE), and the Netherlands-America Foundation (NAF) to the Institute of Sonology, Royal Conservatory, The Hague, the Netherlands.
Iannis Xenakis – Metastasis (1955)