Across the Centuries, musicians have always had interest in the latest scientific achievements and have used the latest technologies of their time to produce musical material. Since the mid-20th Century, the use of computing technology for music production and analysis has been increasingly common among music researchers and composers. Continuing this… (More)
In the last decade, researchers in the area of distributed systems created the concept of mobile agents: active, autonomous objects capable of executing computation in a computer network, migrating from node to node. We propose the use of this new concept and related technology for the creation and performance of music within a distributed computing… (More)
AcMus is an integrated software platform for musical room acoustics. A preliminary version of the software was developed as a MATLAB prototype of acoustical analysis functions. The prototype processes measurements recorded from a room and outputs calculations that help us assessing the quality of the room for musical performance. We have measured a number… (More)
We investigate the use of mobile agents for the creation of music within a distributed computing environment. We believe this technology has the potential to foster new ways of making music. This poster presents Andante, an object-oriented, open-source infrastructure for building distributed musical applications based on mobile agents.