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Action and Perception: Embodying Algorithms and the Extended Mind  

Palle Dahlstedt

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Feb 2018
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Feb 2018
While computational models of human music making are a hot research topic, the human side of computer-based music making has been largely neglected. What are our cognitive processes like ... More

Algorithmic Music and the Philosophy of Time  

Julian Rohrhuber

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Feb 2018
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Feb 2018
What is time? This question has captivated philosophy again and again. The present chapter investigates how far algorithms involve temporality in a specific form, and why algorithmic music ... More

Algorithmic Music for Mass Consumption and Universal Production  

Yuli Levtov

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Feb 2018
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Feb 2018
This chapter explores algorithmic music and the software tools used to create it from the perspective of media that allow it to be distributed to mass audiences, such as smartphone apps, ... More

Algorithmic Spatialization  

Jan C. Schacher

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Feb 2018
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Feb 2018
Beginning with a brief historical overview of spatial audio and music practices, this chapter looks at principles of sound spatialization, algorithms for composing and rendering spatial ... More

Algorithmic Thinking and Central Javanese Gamelan  

Charles Matthews

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Feb 2018
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Feb 2018
This chapter explores the idea of central Javanese gamelan (also known as karawitan) as rule-based music, examining areas where algorithmic thinking can take place in both performance and ... More

Algorithmic Trajectories  

Alex McLean and Roger T. Dean

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Feb 2018
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Feb 2018
This chapter discusses the contrasting creative experiences of the two editors of this volume on algorithmic music, two complementary people from very different generations and musical ... More

Algorithms and Computation in Music Education  

Andrew R. Brown

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Feb 2018
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Feb 2018
The chapter discusses how bringing music and computation together in the curriculum offers socially grounded contexts for the learning of digital expression and creativity. It explores how ... More

Amateur Topical Competencies  

Melanie Lowe

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Nov 2014
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Nov 2014
This chapter considers the topical competency of late eighteenth-century amateur players and listeners. Focus is on selected string quartets by Haydn, Mozart, and Pleyel. The analytical ... More

Analytical Relationships  

Marion Guck

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Jun 2018
This paper examines some ways in which analysts create relationships with musical works, based on evidence provided in music-analytical and other writing. The relationships that are ... More

Assessment and Frameworks in Collegiate Composition Studios  

Gregory Simon

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Apr 2015
This essay examines how undergraduate composition teachers assess growth in their students’ work, and shows how assessment frameworks (such as rubrics) can be useful for college ... More

The Audience Reception of Algorithmic Music  

Mary Simoni

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Feb 2018
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Feb 2018
Contemporary music research and practice have leveraged advances in computing power by integrating computing devices into many aspects of music—from generative music to live coding. This ... More

Ballroom Dances of the Late Eighteenth Century  

Eric McKee

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Nov 2014
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Nov 2014
Dance topics represent the largest and most pervasive category of late eighteenth-century topics. This chapter examines ballroom dances current in Vienna during the last quarter of the ... More

Beyond Me  

Kaffe Matthews

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Feb 2018
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Feb 2018
Digital technology (in 1988) provides trajectories (otherwise) beyond the author. Alan Lamb’s ‘wire-music’ based on sounding strings is compared with sounding violin (and other ... More

Biologically Inspired and Agent-Based Algorithms for Music  

Alice Eldridge and Oliver Bown

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Feb 2018
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Feb 2018
This chapter examines a range of approaches to algorithmic music making inspired by biological systems, and considers topics at the intersection of contemporary music, computer science, ... More

Brilliant Corners: Improvisation and Practices of Freedom in  

Walton M. Muyumba

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Sep 2016
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Aug 2014
“Brilliant Corners: Improvisation and Practices of Freedom” is a critique of John Edgar Wideman’s novel, Sent for You Yesterday. The chapter interrogates Wideman’s attempt to expose the ... More

The Brilliant Style  

Roman Ivanovitch

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Nov 2014
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Nov 2014
The brilliant style, described loosely by Leonard Ratner as rapid passages for virtuoso display, has been a mainstay of modern topic theory, often invoked in conjunction with the singing ... More

Cadence  

Daniel Harrison

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Feb 2016
This article defines cadence as a convention of musical ending realized through counterpoint. It encodes the principle of imperfect sonorities resolving to perfect sonorities. The ... More

Choreographers and Musicians in Collaboration, from the Twentieth to the Twenty-First Century  

Stephanie Jordan

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Jul 2018
Traditionally, dance has always needed music, although over the last century, this relationship has frequently been questioned. This chapter charts key historical shifts in choreomusical ... More

Chromaticism and the Question of Tonality  

David Kopp

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Dec 2011
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Sep 2012
This article examines the role of key and function as a component of Riemann's relational harmonic system. It is argued in this article that while the neo-Riemannian abstraction of ... More

Cinematic Depictions of Music Creative Processes in Classical and Popular Music  

Joanne Cormac

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May 2018
This chapter focuses on depictions of the creative process in a particular type of biographical source: biopics of classical and popular composers. Biopics reach broader audiences than ... More

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