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Composer Views: Context in the use of computers for musical composition

Brown, Andrew R. (1998) Composer Views: Context in the use of computers for musical composition. In Actes des Journees d'Imformatique Musicale 1998, 1998, France.

Abstract

The composer, as a creative artist, is an interesting case for the study of computer usage. They typically work deliberately against the grain of convention, are reknowned for persisting with awkward and tedious tasks, and produce works not so much with the intent of stabilising data or a situation but, instead, structuring sound to perturb or surprise the recipients expectations to some degree. In this paper I will address how we might look at composers in a way which helps us understand their computer usage.

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ID Code: 6201
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: music, composer, sound, computer, technology
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400) > Musicology and Ethnomusicology (190409)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1998 Andrew R. Brown
Deposited On: 14 Feb 2007
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 22:37

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