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Inclusive Interconnections: Towards Open-Ended Parameter-Sharing for Laptop Ensemble

Booth, Graham (2010) Inclusive Interconnections: Towards Open-Ended Parameter-Sharing for Laptop Ensemble. Masters thesis, University of Huddersfield.

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    This research project concerns the use of networks in laptop performance, which allow
    players to directly shape the musical voices of their peers. The author’s recent work with the
    Huddersfield Experimental Laptop Orchestra has highlighted a need to develop player-­‐
    centred networks, in order to foster a wider exploration of interdependent approaches to
    musical performance. The core of this thesis details the design of a parameter-­‐sharing
    system which aims to support a diverse set of approaches to performance, whilst allowing
    interdependencies to be flexibly reconfigured by players. The resulting system has been
    tested and evaluated with a cross-­‐section of experienced laptop performers, with initial
    results showing that the system enables players to bring their existing experience to
    interdependent performance. In addition, the use of a high-­‐level graphical model for
    manipulating interconnections allows a range of interdependencies to be explored at
    performer-­‐level. Future work aims to support a broader range of performance practice and
    make the process of manipulating interconnections more intuitive.

    Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
    Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
    M Music and Books on Music > MT Musical instruction and study
    Schools: School of Music, Humanities and Media
    Depositing User: Lauren Hollingworth
    Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2011 15:27
    Last Modified: 19 Jul 2011 15:27


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