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The research presented in this book finds its basis in the fields of musicology, psychology and computer science. Nowadays each of these domains is linked to the other in various research disciplines. In computer music, ways to design machines to make music are explored. In music cognition, mental processes that perceive and apprehend music are investigated. In artificial intelligence the mind is approached as a machine - and machines are built to learn more about the mind. The articles collected in this volume focus on the perception and representation of musical time and temporal structure, commonly identified as a research area crucial to the understanding of the complex processes that enable us to enjoy and perform music. The book makes an original contribution to the study of music, mind and machine.

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