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ACM Computing Surveys (CSUR), Volume 17 Issue 2, June 1985

Research in music and artificial intelligence
Curtis Roads
Pages: 163-190
DOI: 10.1145/4468.4469
Although the boundaries of artificial intelligence (AI) remain elusive, computers can now perform musical tasks that were formerly associated exclusively with naturally intelligent musicians. After a historical note, this paper sermonizes on the...

System architectures for computer music
John W. Gordon
Pages: 191-233
DOI: 10.1145/4468.4996
Computer music is a relatively new field. While a large proportion of the public is aware of computer music in one form or another, there seems to be a need for a better understanding of its capabilities and limitations in terms of synthesis,...

Programming languages for computer music synthesis, performance, and composition
Gareth Loy, Curtis Abbott
Pages: 235-265
DOI: 10.1145/4468.4485
The development of formal, descriptive, and procedural notations has become a practical concern within the field of music now that computers are being applied to musical tasks. Music combines the real-time demands of performance with the...

Computer-music interfaces: a survey
Bruce W. Pennycook
Pages: 267-289
DOI: 10.1145/4468.4470
This paper is a study of the unique problems posed by the use of computers by composers and performers of music. The paper begins with a presentation of the basic concepts involved in the musical interaction with computer devices, followed by a...