ixi lang: a constraint system for live coding

Magnusson, Thor (2010) ixi lang: a constraint system for live coding. International Symposium on Electronic Art, Ruhr, Germany, 20-29 August, 2010. Published in: Funke, Judith, Riekeles, Stefan and Broeckmann, Andreas, (eds.) Proceedings of the 16th International Symposium on Electronic Art. 198-200. Revolver Publishing, Berlin. ISBN 9783868951035

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This paper explores the creation of constraints in digital musical systems as exemplified and implemented in the ixi lang live coding system. Constraints are here seen as limitations that enable the musician to encapsulate a specific search space (Boden 1990) of musical gestures, proscribing complexity in favor of simple set of rules that can be engaged with creatively. The reason for such constraints are twofold: to save time as musical performance is typically a real-time process and to ease the cognitive load of the performer. The presentation will present the ixi lang and the specific design rationale behind this system, as well as other constraint computer music systems.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Additional Information: ISEA2010 RUHR, 16th International Symposium on Electronic Art, 20-29 August 2010
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 09:46
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2017 12:16
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/46870

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