ixi lang: a constraint system for live coding

Magnusson, Thor (2010) ixi lang: a constraint system for live coding In: Proceedings of ISEA2010 RUHR, Germany, 20-29 August, 2012.

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This paper explores the creation of constraints in digital musical systems as exemplified and implemented in the ixi lang live coding system. Constraints are here seen as limitations that enable the musician to encapsulate a specific search space (Boden 1990) of musical gestures, proscribing complexity in favor of simple set of rules that can be engaged with creatively. The reason for such constraints are twofold: to save time as musical performance is typically a real-time process and to ease the cognitive load of the performer. The presentation will present the ixi lang and the specific design rationale behind this system, as well as other constraint computer music systems.

Item Type: Contribution to conference proceedings in the public domain ( Full Paper)
Additional Information: © Revolver Verlag
Subjects: G000 Computing and Mathematical Sciences
J000 Technologies > J900 Technology not classified elsewhere > J930 Audio Technology
W000 Creative Arts and Design > W300 Music
Faculties: Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Arts > School of Arts and Media
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Depositing User: Converis
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2012 12:04
Last Modified: 08 May 2015 14:03
URI: http://eprints.brighton.ac.uk/id/eprint/10107

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