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date: 16 February 2019

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In this chapter, the composer of algorithmic compositions discusses in detail the creation and application of a range of nondeterministic processes to his own music, video, and verbal composition. In particular, the chapter discusses the more intuitive use of these processes over the last decade or so, and its relation to increasing involvement with improvisation. After considering three particular works and the resources chosen for them (some of music, some of text and some of procedures or formulations with overpowering diversity), the chapter concludes with a discussion of the social context of a contemporary algorithmic musician, and its lack of direct social contact and of economic sustainability.

Keywords: nondeterminism, verbal and video composition, improvisation, social contact, economic sustainability

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