Patterns of Intuition

Musical Creativity in the Light of Algorithmic Composition, Nierhaus G. (ed.)

Due on January 14, 2015 by Springer, New York

After a three year research project at the Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics of the University of Music and Drama at Graz, the publication of the research results is due on January 14, 2015 as Springer, NY, announced today.

The research project investigated the creative act of composing by means of algorithmic composition. Central to the investigation are the compositional strategies of 12 composers, which were documented through a dialogic and cyclic process of modelling and evaluating musical materials.The aesthetic premises and compositional approaches configure a rich spectrum of diverse positions, which is reflected also in the kinds of approaches and methods used.

The book includes the chapter Dimitri Papageorgiou/Interlocking and Scaling, which is my composition project within  the frame of Patterns of Intuition.

The first part of the book entails another very interesting 11 composition projects by Elisabeth Harnik, Clemens Nachtmann, Eva Reiter, Clemens Gadenstätter, Katharina Klement, Orestis Toudektsis, Alexander Stankovski, Matthias Sköld, Djuro Zivkovic, Bart Vanhecke, and Peter Lackner.

The second part features contributions by Sandeep Bagwhati, William Brooks, David Cope, Darla Crispin, Nicolas Donin, and Guerino Mazzola. These authors variously consider the project from different perspectives, offer independent approaches, or provide more general reflections from their respective research fields.

Many thanks go to our editor and project leader, dr. Gerhard Nierhaus, and his team, dr. Hanns Holger Rutz and Daniel Mayer, for their tireless effort during this three year period.


Composer’s Projects.- Elisabeth Harnik/Improvisational Re-Assemblies.- Clemens Nachtmann/Forbidding Harmonies.- Eva Reiter/Wire Tapping the Machine.- Clemens Gadenstätter/Hidden Grammars.- Dimitri Papageorgiou/Interlocking and Scaling.- Katharina Klement/Transformation and Morphing.- Orestis Toufektsis/Chords in a Black Box.- Alexander Stankovski/Mirrors within Mirrors.- Matthias Sköld/A Topography of Personal Preferences.- Djuro Zivkovic/Different Tones.- Bart Vanhecke/Straightening the Tower of Pisa.- Peter Lackner/Tropical Investigations. Interdisciplinary Contributions.

Artistic Research in/as Composition: Some Case Notes; D. Crispin.- In Re: Experimental Education; W.  Brooks.- Artistic Research and the Creative Process: The Joys and Perils of Self-Analysis; N. Donin.- Musicking Beyond Algorithms; S. Bhagwati.- Boulez’s Creative Analysis: an Arcane Compositional Strategy in the Light of Mathematical Music Theory; G. Mazzola.- Algorithmic Music Compositions; D. Cope.- Contributing Researchers.

Source: http://www.springer.com/computer/ai/book/978-94-017-9560-9