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Q14: What is some information on fractal music?  
A14: One fractal recording is "The Devil's Staircase: Composers and  
Chaos" on the Soundprint label.  
  
Some references, many from an unpublished article by Stephanie Mason,  
are:  
  
1. R. Bidlack, Chaotic Systems as Simple (But Complex) Compositional  
Algorithms, _Computer Music Journal_, Fall 1992.  
  
2. C. Dodge, A Musical Fractal, _Computer Music Journal_ 12, 13 (Fall  
1988), p. 10.  
  
3. K. J. Hsu and A. Hsu, Fractal Geometry of Music, _Proceedings of the  
National Academy of Science, USA_ 87 (1990), pp. 938-941.  
  
4. K. J. Hsu and A. Hsu, Self-similatrity of the '1/f noise' called music.,  
_Proceedings of the National Academy of Science USA_ 88 (1991), pp.  
3507-3509.  
  
5. C. Pickover, _Mazes for the Mind: Computers and the Unexpected_, St.  
Martin's Press, New York, 1992.  
  
6. P. Prusinkiewicz, Score Generation with L-Systems, _International  
Computer Music Conference 86 Proceedings_, 1986, pp. 455-457.  
  
7. _Byte_ 11, 6 (June 1986), pp. 185-196.  
  
An IBM-PC program for fractal music is available at  
ftp://spanky.triumf.ca in [pub.fractals.programs.ibmpc] WTF23.ZIP.  
[142.90.112.1]  
  
A fractal music C++ package is available at  
http://neural.hampshire.edu:10001/~gzenie/inSanity.html .  
  
Also, it may b helpful to access:  
  
http://www-ks.rus.uni-stuttgart.de/people/schulz/fmusic   
The Fractal Music Project (Claus-Dieter Schulz)   
  
http://www.ccsr.uiuc.edu/People/gmk/Projects/ChuaSoundMusic/ChuaSoundMusic.html  
Chua's Oscillator: Applications of Chaos to Sound and Music   
  

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