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Process-Generated music refers to music that is a direct result of any process not traditionally used in music composition. The chosen notes do not result from a thought-of melody, or even a systematic deviation off an existing melody, but instead are the result of value-assigning in programs or simulations, or are composed according to structures other than musical forms. For example, process-generated can refer to computer-generated sound patterns, whether the computer is programmed to generate tones randomly, or to structure sound according to biological processes, scientific principles, and so on.