Conceiving music today: Manifold compositions, dissco and beyond

Sever Tipei

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Abstract

Manifold compositions consist of all actual and potential variants of a work that contains elements of indeterminacy and is generated by a computer reading the same data for each variant. The relationship between manifolds and classes of composition is discussed and a tool (DISSCO) unifying composition and sound synthesis is presented. Deterministic and random processes facilitate by DISSCO are shown to correspond to an implicit worldview and the role of the computer is defined as that of a collaborator complementing the skills of the human composer. It is also shown how musical compositions can be described as complex dynamic systems and two related projects are proposed: a sound "fountain", an ever changing stream of sounds, and a "brewing" piece continuously re-arranging its parts in search of an elusive optimal solution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 11th WSEAS International Conference on Acoustics and Music
Subtitle of host publicationTheory and Applications, AMTA '10
Pages196-200
Number of pages5
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
Event11th WSEAS International Conference on Acoustics and Music: Theory and Applications, AMTA '10 - Iasi, Romania
Duration: Jun 13 2010Jun 15 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 11th WSEAS International Conference on Acoustics and Music: Theory and Applications, AMTA '10

Conference

Conference11th WSEAS International Conference on Acoustics and Music: Theory and Applications, AMTA '10
CountryRomania
CityIasi
Period6/13/106/15/10

Keywords

  • Music composition
  • Sieves
  • Sound synthesis
  • Stochastic distributions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Music
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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