Desain, P. and Honing, H. (1993) A computer music composition systems questionaire. Report.


The central idea of this work document is to find ways of comparing different composition systems/languages. An attempt is made to define some criteria with which composition systems can be evaluated: what would we ask if we were to write a consumer report on a collection of composition systems? The scope of the document is limited to composition languages of some sort (this as opposed to systems), including the visual ones, but excluding systems without abstraction mechanisms.

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