Algorithms as scores: coding live music

Magnusson, Thor (2011) Algorithms as scores: coding live music. Leonardo Music Journal, 21. pp. 19-23.

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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 developments of the musical score, live-coding systems often embrace graphical elements and language syntaxes foreign to standard programming languages. The author presents live coding as a highly technologized artistic practice, shedding light on how non-linearity, play and generativity will become prominent in future creative media productions.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Media, Film and Music > Music
Subjects: M Music. Literature on music. Musical instruction and study > M Music
Depositing User: Thor Magnusson
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2013 10:45
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2017 20:42
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/46861

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