Computer assisted application of stochastic structuring techniques in musical composition and control of digital sound synthesis systems

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Jones, K.;
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Although many sophisticated computer sound synthesis systems have recently been developed, their use remains significantly under-exploited by composers. This is due to a large extent to the cumbersome and detailed programming invariably necessary in order to produce eve... View more
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    List of figures 8

    Acknowledgements ........................13

    Declaration ...........................14

    Abstract............................15

    Symbols and abbreviations ....................17

    Chapter One: Introduction ....................23 1.1 Relation to other work .................23 1.2 New findings and propositions ..............26 1.3 Sources, methods and techniques .............27 1.4 Structure of the thesis .................28

    Chapter Two: Composing Strategy - A Linguistic Model ......29 2.1 Semantic component ...................30 2.2 Syntactic component ...................32 2.3 Phonetic/Sonic component ................33

    Chapter Three: Generative Systems of Syntactic Control .....37 3.1 The need for generative systems .............37 3.2 Deterministic processes .................42 3.3 Serial manipulation ...................46 3.4 Descriptive grammars ..................48 3.5 Stochastic processes ..................50

    Chapter Four: Stochastic Pattern Generation (I) - Simple Probability Distributions . . . . 52 4.1 Preliminaries ......................52 4.2 Equally likely outcomes .................54 4.3 Probability Distribution defined a priori ....... . 57

    Chapter Five: Application in Composition (I) - FIRELAKE .... . 83 5.1 Composing semantics ...................83 5.2 The Random Decaying Function ..............85 5.3 Application of the Distribution .............87 5.4 Conclusions .......................92

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