Interdisciplinary Student Research Talk:

Making Computers Compose: Algorithmic Music—From Mozart to Cage and Beyond
When: Wed, 09/15/2010 – 12:15pm – 1:00pm
Where: Hugel 103 – Auditorium
Presenter: Haruki Yamaguchi’11
(Lunch Provided)

Formal mathematical processes, called algorithms in computer science, have been used for centuries to produce music. With the advent of powerful computers, a very new and interesting field of research has arisen which seeks to exploit the capability of machines to produce creative output. There will be two parts to the talk: The first will present the current state of affairs in the realm of algorithm music. The second part will present the independent study done by the speaker in Spring 2010, including background, process, and results. There will be several live demonstrations at selected moments in the talk to showcase key topics. No computer science, math, engineering, or science background is necessary to enjoy the talk, it will be accessible to anyone.

Sponsored by Lafayette Dean of The College, the Department of Computer Science and the National Science Foundation