Artifact Details

Title

Cope, David oral history

Catalog Number

102738611

Type

Text

Date

2017-12-07

Contributor

Cope, David, Interviewee
Garcia, Christopher, Interviewer

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Mountain View, CA

Extent

30 p.

Format

PDF

Description

David Cope is a leading figure in the history of computer-generated music, literature, and art. Beginning his traditional composition career as a pre-teen, Cope turned to using a computer as a compositional aide after a serious bout of writers block. He was develop several incredibly significant programs in an attempt to develop a unified theory of what musical style actually meant. The most notable program, Experiments in Musical Intelligence, acted as a composer working with input from writers such as Bach, Joplin, and Mozart, to create new works in their styles. He followed up EMI with Emily Howell, a program that used direct user feedback in composition.

Category

Transcription

Subject

computer music; Composition; Algorithmic music; University of California, Santa Cruz; FORTRAN

Credit

Computer History Museum

Lot Number

X8410.2018

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102738612 Cope, David oral history