Generative Music and Laptop Performance

  title={Generative Music and Laptop Performance},
  author={N. M. Collins},
  journal={Contemporary Music Review},
  pages={67 - 79}
  • N. Collins
  • Published 1 December 2003
  • Computer Science
  • Contemporary Music Review
Live computer music is the perfect medium for generative music systems, for non-linear compositional constructions and for interactive manipulation of sound processing. Unfortunately, much of the complexity of these real-time systems is lost on a potential audience, excepting those few connoisseurs who sneak round the back to check the laptop screen. An artist using powerful software like SuperCollider or PD cannot be readily distinguished from someone checking their e-mail whilst DJ-ing with… Expand
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