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      Towards a Borgean Musical Space: An Experimental Interface for Exploring Musical Models


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      Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2015) (EVA)

      Electronic Visualisation and the Arts

      7 & 9 July 2015

      Music analysis, Modelling and simulation, Music composition, OpenMusic, James Tenney, Spectral music



            Musical compositions can be the object of advanced computational modelling. We develop this idea by creating formal models allowing the study of musical works from the repertoire and conceiving corresponding computational tools. From this perspective, one can aim to model, produce and evaluate different instances and configurations of such models. In this paper we discuss an experimental tool, as an attempt to visualise the space of instances that can be generated from a musical piece’s model. This tool consists in an interface attached to a class in the OpenMusic environment, where parameter values are compared with the result of analytical descriptors, as that of ‘cognitive-sonance’ from the “Sonic Object Analysis Library” (SOAL). We demonstrate how this interface works by exploring it with a previously built model of James Tenney’s piece, the Spectral Canon for Conlon Nancarrow.


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            July 2015
            July 2015
            : 72-79
            [0001]UNICAMP Núcleo Intedisciplinar de Comunicação Sonora Rua da Reitoria 165, Campinas, Brasil
            [0002]UMR STMS IRCAM – CNRS – UPMC 1, place Igor Stravinsky, 75004 Paris, France
            © Kelly Hamilton Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. Proceedings of EVA London 2015, UK

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            Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2015)
            London, UK
            7 & 9 July 2015
            Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
            Electronic Visualisation and the Arts
            Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
            Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/
            Electronic Workshops in Computing


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