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Too Many Notes: Computers, Complexity and Culture in Voyager
The author discusses his computer music composition, Voyager, which employs a computer-driven, interactive & virtual improvising orchestra that analyzes an improvisor's performance in real time,
Improvised Music after 1950: Afrological and Eurological Perspectives
Since the early 1950s, controversy over the nature and function of improvisation in musical expression has occupied considerable attention among improvisers, composers, performers, and theorists
Interacting with latter-day musical automata
The idea of music that somehow plays itself, or emerges from a nonhuman intelligence, is a common, transculturally present theme in folklore, science, and art. Over the centuries, this notion has
A Power Stronger Than Itself: The AACM and American Experimental Music
Founded in 1965 and still active today, the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) is an American institution with an international reputation. George E. Lewis, who joined the
Gittin' to Know Y'all : Improvised Music, Interculturalism and the Racial Imagination
Among the vanishingly small number of texts that explicitly address constructions of race in experimental music, those produced by improvisors stand out, including work by Malcolm Goldstein (1988)
Studying U.S. Music in the Twenty-First Century
From the vantage point of 2011, much about the United States and its place in the world feels in flux, whether in the realm of economic power, international standing, demographic profile, or climate
Improvisation and Pedagogy: Background and Focus of Inquiry
By the end of the nineteenth century, the practice of improvisation as a form of professionalized artmaking had all but disappeared from Western classical music. This gradual elimination of
Experimental Music in Black and White: The AACM in New York, 1970-1985
new ideas about timbre, sound, collectivity, extended technique and in­ strumentation, performance practice, intermedia, the relationship of im­ provisation to composition, form, scores, computer
A Subsumption Agent for Collaborative Free Improvisation
The system design and connected studies bring together Subsumption robotics, ecological psychology, and musical improvisation, and they contribute to an empirical grounding of an ecological theory of improvisation.
Writing through Music: Essays on Music, Culture, and Politics
Drawing on a passion for music, a remarkably diverse interdisciplinary toolbox, and a gift for accessible language that speaks equally to scholars and the general public, Jann Pasler invites us to