Interacting with Generative Music through Live Coding

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Title Interacting with Generative Music through Live Coding
Author Brown, Andrew Robert; Sorensen, Andrew
Journal Name Contemporary Music Review
Year Published 2009
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Abstract All music performances are generative to the extent that the actions of performers produce musical sounds, but in this article the authors focus on performative interaction with generative music in a more compositional sense. In particular they discuss how live coding of music involves the building and management of generative processes. They 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. They also discuss the features of generative processes that make them more or less suitable for live coding performances. They situate live coding practice within historical and theoretical contexts and ground the discussion with regular reference to their experiences performing in the live coding duo aa-cell.
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Copyright Statement Copyright 2009 Taylor & Francis. This is an electronic version of an article published in Contemporary Music Review, Vol. 28(1), 2009, pp. 17-29. Contemporary Music Review is available online at: with the open URL of your article.
Volume 28
Issue Number 1
Page from 17
Page to 29
ISSN 0749-4467
Date Accessioned 2011-07-11
Language en_AU
Research Centre Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre; Centre for Creative Arts Research
Faculty Queensland Conservatorium
Subject Performing Arts and Creative Writing
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1x

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