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Clara EmpricostClara Empricost stands for "Condition List Action Rejection Algorithm for the Evaluation of Music at Pseudo-Random Idea COnstruction STage". It is a C++ program that is supposed to generate music. I wrote it at school in 1996 as an experiment; it generated some interest in the now-defunct Cambridge University New Music Society toward the end of 1997 and has since been featured in a Generative Creativity course at Sussex University.
The quality of MIDI files will depend to a large extent on that of your sound card or MIDI playing equipment.
- Article in Cambridge University New Music Society magazine, 1997
- How it Works
- Download source code
- Result of 1996 experiment, running for about a week on spare processor cycles of a network of 25MHz DOS PCs at RNIB New College Worcester:
- Another canzona generated on three Linux machines at Cambridge University in January 2001 (someone asked me to get the thing going again)
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