Computational Creativity and Live Algorithms

Geraint A. Wiggins, Jamie C. Forth

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This chapter examines the field of algorithmic composition from the perspective of computational creativity. It begins by introducing the idea of computational creativity as a philosophical perspective. Next, it introduces a method for consideration of the properties of creative systems, the Creative Systems Framework (CSF). The CSF becomes the starting point for a discussion of a system of comparison specific to algorithmic composition as an artistic and technical practice. Finally, the chapter sketches a road map for future developments in algorithmic composition and live coding, in these terms.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Algorithmic Music
EditorsRoger T. Dean, Alex McLean
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)9780190226992
ISBN (Print)9780190226992, 978-0190226992
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018


  • Algorithmic composition
  • Computational creativity
  • Creative systems framework
  • Live coding


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