David Cope, Experiments in Musical Intelligence, Dartmouth Cognitive Science Program


TALK: Wednesday, April 27th 2016, Dartmouth College, Reed Hall 108
Sponsored by Dartmouth's Program in Cognitive Science

David Cope will explain why he created his computer program Experiments in
Musical Intelligence, how this program works, why he created over 1,000 music
compositions using Experiments in Musical Intelligence, and why he no longer
composes using this software.

David Cope is Professor Emeritus of Music at the University of California at
Santa Cruz, and teaches regularly in the annual Workshop in Algorithmic
Computer Music (WACM) held in June-July at UC Santa Cruz. His books on the
intersection of music and computer science include Computers and Musical Style,
Experiments in Musical Intelligence, The Algorithmic Composer, Virtual Music,
Computer Models of Musical Creativity, and Hidden Structure and describe the
computer program Experiments in Musical Intelligence which he created in 1981.
Experiments in Musical Intelligence’s works are published by Epoc Music and
include Horizons for orchestra, three operas, and a symphony and piano concerto
in the style of Mozart, and a seventh Brandenburg Concerto in the style of Bach.
Experiments in Musical Intelligence's works are available on five Centaur
Records albums (Bach by Design, Classical Music Composed by Computer, Virtual
Mozart, Virtual Bach, Virtual Rachmaninoff) and several from Amazon. Works
composed in his own style include ten symphonies, six string quartets, several
chamber orchestra pieces, and a host of other works, most of which have been
performed around the world and all of which are available on recording. Cope
also is a notable painter with many paintings on display in galleries and in
homes around the world (see artists.com), a playwright (seven plays that have
been performed widely, written twenty-three published novels and ten books of
short stories to date (over two-hundred in all), and also writes books on his own
created board games, artificial intelligence, computer programming, and music

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