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A parsimonious cognitive architecture for human-computer interactive musical free improvisation

Linson, Adam; Dobbyn, Chris and Laney, Robin (2013). A parsimonious cognitive architecture for human-computer interactive musical free improvisation. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, 196 pp. 219–224.

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This paper presents some of the historical and theoretical foundations for a new cognitive architecture for human-computer interactive musical free improvisation. The architecture is parsimonious in that it has no access to musical knowledge and no domain-general subsystems, such as memory or representational abilities. The paper first describes some of the features and limitations of the architecture. It then illustrates how this architecture draws on insights from cybernetics, artificial life, artificial intelligence and ecological theory by situating it within a historical context. The context presented consists of a few key developments in the history of biologically-inspired robotics, followed by an indication of how they connect to James Gibson’s ecological theory. Finally, it describes how a recent approach to musicology informed by ecological theory bears on an implementation of this architecture.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 20113 Springer-Verlag
ISSN: 2194-5357
Extra Information: Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures 2012
Proceedings of the Third Annual Meeting of the BICA Society
Editors: Antonio Chella, Roberto Pirrone, Rosario Sorbello and Kamilla Rún Jóhannsdóttir
ISBN 978-3-642-34273-8
Keywords: interactive systems; improvisation; music; cybernetics; artificial intelligence; ecological musicology
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology
Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Computing & Communications
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 34745
Depositing User: Adam Linson
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2012 09:13
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2016 15:47
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