Date of Award

2000

Document Type

Thesis

Department

Computer Science

First Advisor

Dr. Terry Sergeant

Second Advisor

Dr. George Keck

Third Advisor

Mr. Eric Phillips

Abstract

A wide variety of computer-generated music exists. I have writ.ten a program which will generate music by using genetic theory and fractals. The genetic theory is used to mold input pieces into a musical motif. The motif is then elaborated by the fractal formula into a composition. A brief introduction to the world of genetic theory and fractals is given. Analysis of a musical work produced in this manner shows coherent patterns and also emotion.

 
 

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