Composing with sieves: Structure and indeterminacy in-time

Sever Tipei

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Introduced by Xenakis 50 years ago, sieves have proved to be a relevant and robust device for music composition. Examples of complex and symmetric sieves usage in original works are presented along with a few possible applications not explored before. The dichotomy between predetermined abstract structures such as sieves and their actualization through random procedures is discussed and it is also shown that in the hands of a innovative musician, sieves not only serve the craft aspect of composing but could also reveal as well as impact deeper levels of thinking.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2013 ICMC Conference
Subtitle of host publicationInternational Developments in Electroacoustics
PublisherInternational Computer Music Association
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9780984527427
StatePublished - 2013
Event39th International Computer Music Conference, ICMC 2013 - Perth, WA, Australia
Duration: Aug 11 2013Aug 17 2013


Other39th International Computer Music Conference, ICMC 2013
CityPerth, WA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Media Technology

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