Improvising with the threnoscope: integrating code, hardware, GUI, network, and graphic scores

Magnusson, Thor (2014) Improvising with the threnoscope: integrating code, hardware, GUI, network, and graphic scores. NIME 2014 (New Interfaces for Musical Expression), Goldsmiths, University of London, Jun 30-Jul 4, 2014. Published in: Caramiaux, Baptiste, Tahiroğlu, Koray, Fiebrink, Rebecca and Tanaka, Atau, (eds.) Proceedings of the Internation Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression. Goldsmiths University of London, London. ISSN 2220-4792 ISBN 9781906897291

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Abstract

Live coding emphasises improvisation. It is an art practice that merges the act of musical composition and performance into a public act of projected writing. This paper introduces the Threnoscope system, which includes a live coding micro-language for drone-based microtonal composition. The paper discusses the aims and objectives of the system, elucidates the design decisions, and introduces in particular the code score feature present in the Threnoscope. The code score is a novel element in the design of live coding systems allowing for improvisation through a graphic score, rendering a visual representation of past and future events in a real-time performance. The paper demonstrates how the system’s methods can be mapped ad hoc to GUI- or hardware-based control.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Schools and Departments: School of Media, Film and Music > Music
Subjects: M Music. Literature on music. Musical instruction and study > M Music
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Depositing User: Thor Magnusson
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2014 09:14
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2017 12:40
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/49220

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