Composition as an evolving entity an experiment in progress

Sever Tipei

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Abstract

Composition as an Evolving Entity envisions a work in continuous transformation, never reaching equilibrium, a complex dynamic system whose components permanently fluctuate and adjust to global changes. The process never produces a definitive version, but at any arbitrary point in time provides a plausible variant of the work - a transitory being. Directed Graphs are used to represent the structural levels of any composition (vertices) and the relationships between them (edges). By determining adjacencies and degrees of vertices and introducing weights for edges, one can define affinities and dependencies. Ways in which the all-incidence matrix of a graph with weighted edges can evolve are discussed including the use of Information Theory. The Evolving Composition model is closer to the way composers actually write music and refine their output; it also creates the equivalent of a live organism, growing, developing, and transforming itself over time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationICMC 2016 - 42nd International Computer Music Conference, Proceedings
EditorsHans Timmermans
PublisherHKU University of the Arts Utrecht, HKU Music and Technology
Pages417-421
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)0984527451, 9780984527458
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
Event42nd International Computer Music Conference, ICMC 2016 - Utrecht, Netherlands
Duration: Sep 12 2016Sep 16 2016

Publication series

NameICMC 2016 - 42nd International Computer Music Conference, Proceedings

Other

Other42nd International Computer Music Conference, ICMC 2016
CountryNetherlands
CityUtrecht
Period9/12/169/16/16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Music
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Media Technology

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