Collaborative digital media performance with generative music systems

Brown, Andrew R. & Dillon, Steven C. (2012) Collaborative digital media performance with generative music systems. In McPherson, Gary E. & Welch, Graham F. (Eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Music Education (Volume 2). Oxford University Press, New York, United States of America, pp. 549-566.

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Music is inherently active and interactive. Like technologies before them, digital systems provide a range of enhanced music performance opportunities. In this paper we outline the educational advantages of ensemble performance in which generative media systems are integrated. As a concrete example, we focus on our work with the jam2jam system which uses generative music processes to enhance collaborative music making. We suggest that our research points toward a new class of activities that maintain the well established benefits of ensemble performance while adding cultural and pedagogical value by leveraging the capabilities and cachet of digital media practices.

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Table of Contents:

Handbook Preface
External referees
Section 1: Special Abilities, Special Needs
Section Editor: Adam Ockelford
Chapter 1: Commentary: Special abilities, special needs
Adam Ockelford
Chapter 2: Mapping musical development in learners with the most complex needs: The Sounds of Intent project
Adam Ockelford and Graham Welch
Chapter 3: Exceptional musical abilities: Musical prodigies
Gary E. McPherson and Andreas C. Lehmann
Chapter 4: A fresh look at music therapy in Special Education
Katrina McFerran and Cochavit Elefant
Chapter 5: Inclusive music classrooms and programs
Judith A. Jellison
Chapter 6: Preparing for the future: Music students with Special Education needs in school and community life
Alice-Ann Darrow and Mary S. Adamek
Section 2: Music in the Community
Section Editor: David Elliott
Chapter 7: Commentary: Music in the community
David J. Elliott
Chapter 8: The community within community music
Lee Higgins
Chapter 9: Community music and social capital
Patrick M. Jones and Thomas W. Langston
Chapter 10: Community music therapy
Kenneth Aigen
Chapter 11: Community music and social justice: Reclaiming love
Marissa Silverman
Chapter 12: Sonic hospitality: Migration, community and music
Helen Phelan
Chapter 13: At-risk youth: Music-making as a means to promote positive relationships
Mary L. Cohen, Laya Silber , Andrea Sangiorgio and Valentina Iadeluca
Chapter 14: Fast forward: Emerging trends in community music
Kari K. Veblen and Janice L. Waldron
Section 3: Adult Learning Within A Lifespan Context
Section Editors: David E. Myers and Chelcy L. Bowles
Chapter 15: Commentary: Adult learning within a lifespan context
David E. Myers
Chapter 16: Elders and music: Empowering learning, valuing life experience, and considering the needs of aging adult learners
William M. Dabback and David S. Smith
Chapter 17: Adult music learning in formal, nonformal, and informal contexts
Kari K. Veblen
Chapter 18: Music teacher education: Crossing generational borders
Jody L. Kerchner and Carlos R. Abril
Chapter 19: The role of higher education in fostering musically engaged adults
Chelcy L. Bowles and Janet L. Jensen
Chapter 20: Lifelong learning for professional musicians
Rineke Smilde
Chapter 21: An international perspective on music education for adults
John Drummond
Section 4: Musical Creativity as Practice
Section Editor: Pam Burnard
Chapter 22: Commentary: Musical creativity as practice
Pamela Burnard
Chapter 23: Empathy and creativity in group musical practices: Towards a concept of empathic creativity
Ian Cross, Felicity Laurence, Tal-Chen Rabinowitch
Chapter 24: Intercultural tensions and creativity in music
Eva Saether with Alagi Mbye and Reza Shayesteh
Chapter 25: Communal creativity as socio-musical practice
Eleni Lapidaki, Rokus de Groot and Petros Stagkos
Chapter 26 Assessing creativity in music: International perspectives and practices
Samuel Leong, Pamela Burnard, Neryl Jeanneret, Bo Wah Leung, Carole Waugh
Chapter 27: Creativity in partnership practices
Bernadette D. Colley, Randi Margrethe Eidsaa, Ailbhe Kenny and Bo Wah Leung
Section 5: Music Learning and Teaching Through Technology
Section Editor: Evangelos Himonides
Chapter 28: Commentary: Music learning and teaching through technology
Evangelos Himonides
Chapter 29: The misunderstanding of music-technology-education: A meta perspective
Evangelos Himonides
Chapter 30: Technology and the educator
Ross Purves
Chapter 31: The student prince: Music-making with technology
Andrew King
Chapter 32: Driving forward technology's imprint on music education
Jonathan Savage
Section 6: Media, Music and Education
Section Editor: Matthew Thibeault
Chapter 33: Commentary: Media, music and education
Matthew D. Thibeault
Chapter 34: Music education in the postperformance world
Matthew D. Thibeault
Chapter 35: Let's Play! Learning music through video games and virtual worlds
Evan S. Tobias
Chapter 36: Collaborative digital media performance with generative music systems
Andrew R. Brown and Steven C. Dillon
Chapter 37: Music learning and new media in virtual and online environments
S. Alex Ruthmann and David G. Hebert
Section 7: Critical Reflections and Future Action
Section Editor: Gary McPherson and Graham Welch
Chapter 38: Commentary: Critical reflections and future action
Gary E. McPherson and Graham F. Welch
Chapter 39: Politics, policy and music education
Hal Abeles
Chapter 40: Instrumental teachers and their students: Who's in the driving seat?
Nick Beach
Chapter 41: University professors and the entrepreneurial spirit
Liora Bresler
Chapter 42: Pride and professionalism in music education
Richard Colwell
Chapter 43: Pondering the grand experiment in public music education
Robert A. Cutietta
Chapter 44: Music education and some of its sub-fields: Thoughts about future priorities
Lucy Green
Chapter 45: Music education - An unanswered question
Wilfried Gruhn
Chapter 46: Improving primary teaching - Minding the gap
Sarah Hennessy
Chapter 47: International music education: Setting up a global information system
Liane Hentschke
Chapter 48: The responsibility of research in defining the profession of music education
Christopher M. Johnson
Chapter 49: Constructing communities of scholarship in music education
Estelle R. Jorgensen
Chapter 50: Internationalising music education
Andreas C. Lehmann
Chapter 51: Emotion in music education
Richard Letts
Chapter 52: Music education from a slightly outside perspective
Håkan Lundström
Chapter 53: Research issues in personal music identification
Cliff Madsen
Chapter 54: Preparation, perseverance, and performance in music: Views from a program of educational psychology research
Andrew J. Martin
Chapter 55: Music therapy in schools: An expansion of traditional practice
Katrina McFerran
Chapter 56: Embracing new digital technologies - Now and into the future
Bradley Merrick
Chapter 57: Challenges for research and practices of music education
Bengt Olsson
Chapter 58: All theoried up and nowhere to go
Bennett Reimer
Chapter 59: Make research, not war: Methodologies and music education research
Wendy L. Sims
Chapter 60: The preparation of music teacher educators: A critical link
David J. Teachout
Chapter 61: Music and the arts: As ubiquitous and fundamental as the air we breathe
Rena Upitis
Chapter 62: There is nothing complex about a correlation coefficient
Peter R. Webster
Chapter 63: Dewey's bastards: Music, meaning, and politics
Paul Woodford

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Keywords: generative music systems, ensemble performance, jam2jam system
ISBN: 978-0-19-992801-9
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Creative Arts Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy (130201)
Divisions: Past > Research Centres > Australasian CRC for Interaction Design (ACID)
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Schools > Music & Sound
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