Real-time Algorithmic Composition with a Tabletop Musical Interface: A First Prototype and Performance

TitleReal-time Algorithmic Composition with a Tabletop Musical Interface: A First Prototype and Performance
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2014
Conference NameProceedings of the 9th Audio Mostly: A Conference on Interaction With Sound
AuthorsNuanáin, C. Ó., & Sullivan L. O. '
Pagination9:1–9:7
Conference Start Date01/10/14
PublisherACM
Conference LocationAalborg, Denmark
ISBN Number978-1-4503-3032-9
Keywordsalgorithmic composition, computer music, interfaces, tabletop, tangible
AbstractAlgorithmic composition is the creation of music using algorithms, or more specifically, computer programming. Realtime Algorithmic Composition seeks to extend this compositional technique to real-time scenarios like concert performances or interactive installations. As such, a more novel mode of interaction between the composer and the system is needed for effective expression and parameter control. We summarise the design and implementation of a Real-time Algorithmic Composition system that employs a tabletop musical interface for input control. Several algorithms developed for real-time performance are discussed. The application and inclusion of the tabletop interface is then outlined and evaluated.
preprint/postprint documenthttp://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2636879.2636890
Final publication10.1145/2636879.2636890
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