Realtime Algorithmic Music Systems From Fractals and Chaotic Functions Toward an Active Musical Instrument

TitleRealtime Algorithmic Music Systems From Fractals and Chaotic Functions Toward an Active Musical Instrument
Publication TypeMaster Thesis
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsHinojosa, R.
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AbstractMy research work focuses on a particular approach to symbolic modeling of music, concerned with the possible development of a new model of computer music system Active Musical Instruments. I will show that the basis of this model is present in several ideas that have emerged in the recent past. I will also show that here converge concepts from relevant research areas that are under continuous and growing development, such as Algorithmic Music Systems, Interactive Music Systems, Mapping, and Human Computer Interfaces. I intend to contribute to the setting-up of a formalized framework for the study of Active Instruments as a model of a new kind of computer-based musical instrument. So, the elaboration of a theoretical, conceptual and methodological framework for the study, design and development of these instruments will be proposed. Active instruments own a generative nature, which imply a generative model for its core. I will explain why iterated and chaotic functions (Ifs) could be a good candidate for the development of this core. Thus, I will also propose the study of this kind of model inside the proposed framework as a particular and narrow approach to the nature of the problem. In fact, in this research work I propose the development of the following relation Active Instrument = Realtime Algorithmic Music (Ifs?) + Interactive Control. Finally, I will suggest some possible future directions for achieving my objectives.
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