Since getting some exposure from the live coding thread, and from learning SuperCollider on my own, I’ve been thinking a lot about algorithmic composition.
What is and isn’t algorithmic composition?
Are there any “algorithmic” composers?
How do you apply algorithmic ideas to your music/other art?
When I think of the word algorithm I believe it means a set of steps to carry out a task or solve a problem. When I am thinking of algorithmic music at the present time I think more about probability and experimentation, setting up conditions and seeing what the result is as it occurs. I am not sure where the connections are and where the ideas overlap.