This category is for sites about software that "automatically" generates "music" from any combination of the following: pseudo-random number sequences, user-defined number sequences, mathematical functions, fractal images, or simple transformational schemes.

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Algorithmic Arts
Software for creating algorithmic MIDI music and graphics from Fractals, DNA, EEGs, EKGs, and other data.
Algorithmic Composition
A detailed description by Prof. James Clark of algorithmic techniques using the Nord Modular synthesizer. Includes examples based on chaotic attractors and fractal geometry.
Algorithmic.net
This site provides a comprehensive research resource for computer aided algorithmic music composition.
ArtSong
Combines algorithmic composition techniques with computer-aided composition capabilities. (Commercial software for PC)
Aural
Windows software that generates MIDI files based on fractal-related algorithms.
Automatous Monk
Uses cellular automata to generate musical pieces. Java programming by Paul Reiners.
CApieces
Win32 program for generating real-time cellular automata music. Performed by a MIDI ensemble of bass, cello, and two wind.
CodeSounding
Free library for automatic music generation from source code structures. Assigns notes and instruments to if, break, block, statements.
Fractal Composer
A library of Java classes by Myron Marston for generating self-similar music.
Fractal Music Composer
Online tool for generating compositions based on motivic scaling. Java programming by Ginger Booth.
Fractal Tune Smithy
A versatile algorithmic composer that can generate music with self-similar structure.
FractMus
Generates notes using twelve algorithms from number theory, chaotic dynamics, fractals and cellular automata. Freeware by Gustavo Diaz-Jerez.
Kakophone
Online music generator based on an unrevealed algorithm. Can be used to generate ringtones.
LvB's Virtual Music Composer
Choose your preferences or use default settings, click generate and then play.
MusiNum
Generates compositions based on user-defined variations of the Thue-Morse sequence. Freeware by Lars Kindermann.
Noatikl Generative MIDI Music System
A MIDI-based, generative/stochastic compositional tool. (Commercial software for Mac & PC)
Nodal - Generative Music Software
Network-based software by Jon McCormack.
QuasiFractal Composer
Algorithmic composer that can generate self-similar structure in polyphonic MIDI music. Freeware by Paul Whalley.
Variations: Algorithmic Composition for Acoustic Instruments
Describes Occam and Nebula, two composition programs by Bruce Jacob that are based on genetic algorithms. Features downloadable recordings and several academic papers.
WolframTones
Generates many styles of music using a one-dimensional cellular automaton. A simple interface allow the user to control various parameters.
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