Control, indeterminacy, narrative and dialogue in ghioc for saxophone and fixed media

Sever Tipei

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Abstract

Ghioc is a composition for saxophone and fixed media consisting of two independent collections of sections that are uneven in length. A description of the component parts of the work and of the symmetries involved in the formal structure is followed by an examination of the controlled indeterminacy present both in the instrumental part and in the fixed media. The relationship between the acoustic instrument and the fixed media is also examined and shown to be fortuitous. The continuity of the discourse in Ghioc is challenged by the fact that the sections of the work can follow each other in multiple ways but the unity of the composition is supported by robust proportions embedded in a predetermined template. The way Ghioc was realized is connected to the production of manifold or classes of compositions and some features of the software that was used for that purpose are detailed. The code is comprehensive and seamlessly combines computer-assisted or algorithmic composition and sound design. A particular world view that permeates this composition is introduced in the end and the meaning of the title elucidated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2019 International Computer Music Conference, ICMC-NYCEMF 2019 - International Computer Music Conference New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival
PublisherInternational Computer Music Association
Pages442-445
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)0984527486, 9780984527489
StatePublished - Sep 1 2019
Event45th International Computer Music Conference, ICMC 2019 and International Computer Music Conference New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, NYCEMF 2019 - New York, United States
Duration: Jun 16 2019Jun 23 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2019 International Computer Music Conference, ICMC-NYCEMF 2019 - International Computer Music Conference New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival

Conference

Conference45th International Computer Music Conference, ICMC 2019 and International Computer Music Conference New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, NYCEMF 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew York
Period6/16/196/23/19

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Media Technology
  • Music
  • Computer Science Applications

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