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Read “Sound Synthesis in Java” Today

I’ve spent the last several months working on a new book about programming synthesizers in Java. The book is finally finished and available to read on my site, and available for purchase in Kindle format on Amazon.com. The book has … Continue reading

08. June 2015 by evan
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Swarm Intelligence in Music in The Signal Culture Cookbook

The Signal Culture Group just published The Signal Culture Cookbook. I contributed a chapter titled “The Mapping Problem”, which deals with issues surrounding swarm intelligence in music and the arts. Swarm intelligence is a naturally non-human mode of intelligent behavior, … Continue reading

02. November 2014 by evan
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Ad Hoc Artificial Intelligence in Algorithmic Music Composition

On October 4, I will be presenting at the 3rd Annual Workshop on Musical Metacreation. I will be presenting a paper on the ways that AI practitioners have used ad hoc methods in algorithmic music programs, and what that means … Continue reading

01. October 2014 by evan
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Composing with All Sound Using the FreeSound and Wordnik APIs

On October 14th, I’m presenting the core of my dissertation at The 2nd International Workshop on Musical Metacreation in Boston. The paper is called Composing with All Sound Using the FreeSound and Wordnik APIs, and it details my strategy for … Continue reading

04. October 2013 by evan
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The Mapping Problem: Swarm Intelligence in Music

This fall Signal Culture will publish the Signal Culture Cookbook containing a chapter called The Mapping Problem: Swarm Intelligence in Music that I wrote earlier this year. The chapter deals with all the potential problems that artists must deal with … Continue reading

23. August 2013 by evan
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Creativity in Algorithmic Music

Published in Hz Journal #18. In this essay I am going to review the topic of creativity in algorithmic music [1], focusing on three perspectives on creativity offered by three groups of composers. The first section will review the definition … Continue reading

03. April 2013 by evan
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Sonifying Processing

“Sonifying Processing: The Beads Tutorial” shows students and artists how to bring sound into their Processing programs. Veteran sound artist Evan X. Merz introduces the black art of audio in Processing through the versatile and easy-to-use Beads Library. The topic … Continue reading

19. September 2011 by evan
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