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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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    Abstract

    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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    Item Type: Book Chapter
    Additional Information: Table of Contents: Handbook Preface Acknowledgments 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: Current > Research Centres > Australasian CRC for Interaction Design (ACID)
    Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
    Current > Schools > Music & Sound
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    Last Modified: 20 Feb 2013 13:28

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