Too Many Notes : Complexity and Culture in Voyager � � � � �

  title={Too Many Notes : Complexity and Culture in Voyager � � � � �},
  author={F L Lewis and George E. Leonardo},
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, generating both complex responses to the musician’s playing and independent behavior arising from the program’s own internal processes. The author contends that notions about the nature and function of music are embedded in the structure of software-based music systems and that interactions with these… CONTINUE READING

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