Communities of sound: Generative music making and virtual ensembles

Dillon, Steven C., Adkins, Barbara A., Brown, Andrew R., & Hirche, Kathy L. (2008) Communities of sound: Generative music making and virtual ensembles. In Coffman, Don D. (Ed.) International Society for Music Education : Community Music Activity Commission- CMA XI: Projects, Perspectives & Conversations, 15-18 July 2008, Rome, Italy.

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Abstract

This paper uses a workshop format to demonstrate an emerging theoretical model for observing meaningful engagement in community music making. Three case study examples involving the research and development of the jam2jam ―family‖ of generative software and hardware applications are examined to highlight the evaluation of social and musical outcomes. These case studies demonstrate how the meaningful engagement matrix model feeds back data which informs both software development and experience design for participants. Engagement has been shown to be a key factor in achieving social, health and learning outcomes from creative activities, and we demonstrate how the matrix assists in improving design to maximize these benefits. The presentation will include a demonstration of the software and audiovisual materials that show the projects in context. The paper is primarily about a means of measuring social and musical benefit through correlation with meaningful engagement and provides examples of inclusive ensembles and the specification of musical knowledge through algorithmic and educational experience design.

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ID Code: 18145
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: meaning, engagement, generative, music, virtual, network, ensemble
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Continuing and Community Education (130101)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australasian CRC for Interaction Design (ACID)
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > Schools > Music & Sound
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > QUT Carseldine - Humanities & Human Services
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 International Society for Music Education
Deposited On: 24 Feb 2009 00:52
Last Modified: 06 May 2016 03:18

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