Anna Rita Addessi

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The Continuator project concerns the study of interactive musicalsystems that are able to learn musical styles. The Continuatorsystem was developed with the primary goal of designing new musicalinstruments in the context of improvised music. The strongsubjective impressions created with the use of the system led us toconsider its use in a pedagogical(More)
Embodiment and reflexive interaction proved to be effective approaches to music education in childhood. A research challenge consists of merging them. This paper presents <i>BeSound</i>, an application intended to support children in learning the basic elements of composition. Children explore rhythm, melody, and harmony by playing at mimicking objects or(More)
In the field of the studies on creativity is placed the Theory of Flow introduced by Csikszentmiahlyi (1990) in order to describe the state of Flow, or “optimal experience”, experimented by the creative persons during their preferred activities At the Sony Computer Science Laboratory, an innovative system was elaborated able to produce music in the same(More)
Music cognition and real-time listening: denotation, cue abstraction, route description and cognitive maps .. Auditive analysis of the Quartetto per Archi in due tempi (1955) La psychologie cognitive face à la musique contemporaine : une contribution essentielle de Irène Deliège .. Cue abstraction, paradigmatic analysis and informative dynamics: towards(More)
In this paper we describe a new didactical experience carried out about the interaction between young children and the Continuator, an interactive reflexive musical system elaborated at SONYComputer Science Laboratory in Paris (Pachet 2003). From a pedagogical view the general aim was to analyse if and how the Continuator can be used in the daily school(More)
This paper introduces a study aiming to measure the Flow state (Csikszentmihalyi 1996) of children playing with the MIRORImprovisation prototype, an Interactive Reflexive Musical System (IRMS) implemented in the framework of the EU-ICT Project MIROR-Music Interaction Relaying On Reflexion. The IRMS have been defined as Flow machine, thanks to their ability(More)
What happens when young children play with a virtual musician ? The relationships between children and new technologies is a relevant topic in the field of music education (Webster 2002; Folkestad et al. 1998; Bamberger 2003) as well as in the field of psychological sciences (Turkle 1996, De Kerckhove 1991, Kenway, J. & Bullen 2004). However, only a few(More)