Kolmogorov music

Kolmogorov music
42m

Kolmogorov complexity analysis suggests that we can measure how well we understand a piece of music by the concision of a program that produces it. Furthermore, the inherent complexity of grooves and fugues can be compared via the lengths of their programmatic representations, and their relationship can be described as a program transformation. Algorithmic composition has curious implications for the creation, copyright and performance of pieces, both finite and infinite. Expect (finite) demonstrations.

Speaker

Christopher Ford

christopher ford

Function Composer, Conway's Lawyer and Principal Consultant at@ThoughtWorks.