Building a harmonically ecosystemic machine: Combining sonic ecosystems with models of contemporary harmonic language

Michael Musick, Jonathan P. Forsyth, Rachel Bittner

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Abstract

Interactive music systems are an ideal exploration ground for the testing and incorporation of decision-making algorithms and music informatics techniques into real-time applications. The interactive music system, 'The Harmonically Ecosystemic Machine; Sonic Space No. 7', is the compositional result of such a collaboration between music technology researchers focused on harmonic accompaniment generating finite state transducers and sonic ecosystems as interactive music systems. This installation-based system interprets music that occurs in the physical space of a room, from a harmonic perspective, played by both the system itself and any human performers. The resulting data is used by the system to drive the ongoing, generative, interactive composition. The technical details of the system, including an overview of and motivation for the use of finite state transducers (FSTs), the process of integrating FSTs into real-time interactive music systems, the interaction paradigms established, and the experience design for the composition are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication41st International Computer Music Conference, ICMC 2015
Subtitle of host publicationLooking Back, Looking Forward - Proceedings
EditorsRichard Dudas
PublisherInternational Computer Music Association
Pages10-17
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)0984527443, 9780984527441
StatePublished - 2015
Event41st International Computer Music Conference: Looking Back, Looking Forward, ICMC 2015 - Denton, United States
Duration: Sep 25 2015Oct 1 2015

Publication series

Name41st International Computer Music Conference, ICMC 2015: Looking Back, Looking Forward - Proceedings

Conference

Conference41st International Computer Music Conference: Looking Back, Looking Forward, ICMC 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityDenton
Period09/25/1510/1/15

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