Interacting with generative music through live coding
All music performances are generative to the extent that the actions of performers produce musical sounds, but in this article we focus on performative interaction with generative music in a more compositional sense. In particular we discuss how live coding of music involve the building and management of generative processes. We suggest that the human interaction with generative processes that occurs in live coding provides a unique perspective on the generative music landscape, especially significant is the way in which generative algorithms are represented in code to best afford interaction and modification during performance. We also discuss the features of generative processes that make them more or less suitable for live coding performances. We situate live coding practice within historical and theoretical contexts and ground the discussion with regular reference to our experiences performing in the live coding duo aa-cell.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||music, generative, live coding, performance, computer|
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Australasian CRC for Interaction Design (ACID)|
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > Schools > Music & Sound
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2009 Taylor & Francis|
|Deposited On:||05 May 2009 10:07|
|Last Modified:||01 Mar 2012 00:05|
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