A rhythm generator based on stigmergy

Interesting to see the theoretical inroads stigmergy is now making into the field of music.

[t]he idea for this research is to create a new rhythmic generator technology. This system will be capable of generating multiple lines of percussion that sound natural. The synchronization will be self-organising and thus will be governed by a Stigmergic model that must be derived. The rhythm generator based on this Stigmergic system will be suitable neural network technology that can manage both short-term and long-term patterns in the percussive line.