Anna Rita Addessi

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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)
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 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 SONY-Computer 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)
Background in music education: The relationship between new technology and learning is gaining more relevance in the field of music education (Webster 2002). The present study deals with an area still under-studied, that of interactive musical systems, in an attempt to understand in what way it can affect the learning and the musical creativity of children.(More)
Many approaches have been proposed to develop and use software technology for musical education. However, the impact on actual musical pedagogy of these works is relatively poor. We claim that the main reason of this limited impact is the lack of collaboration between the system design and educational communities. Our project deals with an area still(More)
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