Examining the analysis of dynamical sonic ecosystems: In light of a criterion for evaluating theories

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Abstract

This paper presents two possible approaches used in analyzing electroacoustic music works as applied to a special type of interactive performance system: the dynamical sonic ecosystem, which can be considered 'ecosystemic'. These theories of analysis are then examined in relation to Matthew Brown's 'six criterion for evaluating theories' and their usefulness for analysis, in regards to their ability to qualify a work as ecosystemic. Although both approaches are shown to have merit in their ability to increase understanding of a particular work, only the technique that analyzes the process of composing interactions is found to be capable of the necessary requirements needed to work towards building a theory of ecosystemics, in the same way that there exists a theory of tonality.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 40th International Computer Music Conference, ICMC 2014 and 11th Sound and Music Computing Conference, SMC 2014 - Music Technology Meets Philosophy
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Digital Echos to Virtual Ethos
EditorsGeorgios Kouroupetroglou, Anastasia Georgaki
PublisherNational and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Pages154-161
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9789604661374
StatePublished - 2014
Event40th International Computer Music Conference, ICMC 2014, Joint with the 11th Sound and Music Computing Conference, SMC 2014 - Music Technology Meets Philosophy: From Digital Echos to Virtual Ethos - Athens, Greece
Duration: Sep 14 2014Sep 20 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings - 40th International Computer Music Conference, ICMC 2014 and 11th Sound and Music Computing Conference, SMC 2014 - Music Technology Meets Philosophy: From Digital Echos to Virtual Ethos

Conference

Conference40th International Computer Music Conference, ICMC 2014, Joint with the 11th Sound and Music Computing Conference, SMC 2014 - Music Technology Meets Philosophy: From Digital Echos to Virtual Ethos
Country/TerritoryGreece
CityAthens
Period09/14/1409/20/14

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