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The research presented in "Music, Mind and Machine: Studies in Computer
Music, Music Cognition and Artificial Intelligence" by Peter Desain and
Henkjan Honing finds its basis in the fields of musicology, psychology and
computer science. Nowadays each of these domains is linked to the other in
various research disciplines. In computer music, ways to design machines to
make music are explored. In music cognition, mental processes that perceive
and apprehend music are investigated. In artificial intelligence the mind is
approached as a machine - and machines are built to learn more about the
The articles collected in this volume focus on the perception and
representation of musical time and temporal structure, commonly identified
as a research area crucial to the understanding of the complex processes that
enable us to enjoy and perform music. Most of the theories are illustrated
with small concrete computer programs. As such it could serve as a text book
for courses in the field of computer music and music cognition.
Peter Desain and Henkjan Honing have collaborated for the last seven years
at the City University, London and the Centre for Knowledge Technology,
Utrecht. They combine their different backgrounds in computer science,
psychology, and music, and share a fascination with the computational
modelling approach to music perception and performance. Peter Desain
currently works on rhythm perception at the University of Nijmegen,
Henkjan Honing does research on the formalisation of musical knowledge at
the University of Amsterdam.

I Overview
        Tempo curves considered harmful
II Perception
        The quantization problem: traditional and connectionist approaches
        Quantization of musical time: a connectionist approach
        A connectionist and a traditional AI quantizer, symbolic versus
                sub-symbolic models of rhythm perception
        A (de)composable theory of rhythm perception
        Autocorrelation and the study of musical expression
III Representation
        Issues in the representation of time and structure in music
        Time functions function best as functions of multiple times
        Towards a calculus for expressive timing in music
IV Methodology
        Lisp as a second language: functional aspects
        Parsing the Parser, a case study in programming style
        LOCO: a composition microworld in logo
        POCO: an environment for analysing, modifying, and
                generating expression in music
"Music, Mind and Machine" by Peter Desain and Henkjan Honing.
ISBN 90 5170 149 7, 330 pp., paperback, price US$ 25/Dfl. 45/Bfr. 900. All
major credits cards accepted. Postage and handling will be charged
additionally. It is available from:

Thesis Publishers, PO Box 14791,
1001 LG Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Tel. (31) 20 - 62 55 429/Fax (31) 20 - 62 03 395
i.d.b., Ltd., 24 Hudson Street, Kinderhook, NY 12106
Tel. Toll free 1 800 343 3531 or (518) 758 1411
Fax (518) 758 1959

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