Evolutionary Systems Group
Life Models for Musical Applications III : Searching
for musical creativity
researchers, in addition to traditional historical and theoretical issues, have
long sought answers to questions regarding the nature of
music itself, its biological basis and its function and significance in
human society and culture, and its evolution. The use of Artificial Life models
for creating music is one of the most stimulating and significant areas in
computer science today. Artificial Life models offer creative methods of solving
problems in this domain, using mechanisms derived from natural evolution,
cellular automata, evolutionary computation and so on.
Artificial life methods allow musicians and researchers to create artificial
musical universes where to study all these issues. New tools of
investigation into the complexity of Artificial Life systems could be realised
utilising adequate computational models of musical creativity, which is one of
the most remarkable characteristics of the human mind.
This workshop constitutes a forum to foster discussion on the fundamentals of
artificial life models for developing musical creativity, including the
appropriate research methods and validation procedures for such applications, as
well as their benefits to the scientific community and to musicians and artists.