Collaborative textual improvisation in a laptop ensemble
Author(s)Van Troyer, Akito Oshiro; Freeman, Jason
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For us, text-based performance interfaces, such as those used in live coding systems (Collins et al. 2003), are a fascinating fusion of composition and improvisation. Textual performance interfaces can offer a precise and concise means to define, manipulate, and transform motives, gestures, and processes in real time and at multiple hierarchical layers. They can also render musical thinking visible to the audience by projecting the text as it is written.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Media Laboratory; Program in Media Arts and Sciences (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Computer Music Journal
Freeman, Jason, and Akito Van Troyer. “Collaborative Textual Improvisation in a Laptop Ensemble.” Computer Music Journal 35 (2011): 8-21. Web. 19 Oct. 2011. © 2011 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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