Algorithms as scores: coding live music

MAGNUSSON, THOR (2011) Algorithms as scores: coding live music Leonardo Music Journal, 21 . pp. 19-23. ISSN 0961-1215

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Abstract

The author discusses live coding as a new path in the evolution of the musical score. Live-coding practice accentu- ates the score, and whilst it is the perfect vehicle for the performance of algorithmic music it also transforms the compositional process itself into a live event. As a continuation of 20th-century artistic develop- ments of the musical score, live-coding systems often embrace graphical elements and language syntaxes foreign to standard programming lan- guages. The author presents live coding as a highly technologized artistic practice, shedding light on how non-linearity, play and generativity will become promi- nent in future creative media productions.

Item Type:Journal article
Additional Information:© 2011 ISAST
Subjects:G000 Computing and Mathematical Sciences > G600 Software Engineering
W000 Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design > W280 Interactive and Electronic Design
W000 Creative Arts and Design > W300 Music
DOI (a stable link to the resource):10.1162/LMJ_a_00056
Faculties:Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Arts > School of Arts and Media
ID Code:10111
Deposited By:Converis
Deposited On:04 Apr 2012 13:59
Last Modified:09 Jan 2013 08:14

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