Ref: B. Meloon and
J. C. Sprott, Empirical
Studies of the Arts
15, 3-13 (1997)
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Fig. 1. A written score of music cannot be modeled as a
without certain simplifications.
Fig. 2. Two examples of Iterated Function Systems: (a) with 4
input values; (b) using pitch classes as input values.
Fig. 3. Examples of the output of the IFS process: (a) with
random notes; (b) Mozart's "Sonata in C."
Fig. 4. The dimension curve for Mozart's "Sonata in C," typical
dimension curves that are generated from real music.
Fig. 5. The dimension curves for Mozart's "Sonata in C" and
of control music derived from it.
Fig. 6. The dimension curves for Mozart's "Sonata in C" and a
of music created algorithmically from L-Systems.