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A Wireless, Real-time, Distributed Music Composition and Performance System

Gibson, Ian (2010) A Wireless, Real-time, Distributed Music Composition and Performance System. The International Journal of the Arts in Society, 5 (1). pp. 303-310. ISSN 1833-1866

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Abstract

Developed at the University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom, known for its association with the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival and National Sonic Art Forum, Cellmusic presents the performer with a set of composition and performance tools. During a performance, mobile devices communicate with each other, and may create sonic events in a passive (non interactive) mode or influence the performance using the device’s interface. Launched in September 2008, Cellmusic is soon to debut in public performance after having made a number of successful private performances. Its accessibility and portability enable the system to be used by composers and sonic artists who choose to explore a variety of physical environments for composition (such as parks and other public spaces). This paper describes the Java programming environment, the system hierarchy, pieces written for the system, the evolving compositional processes and future considerations for system development.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © Common Ground Publishing
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Schools: School of Computing and Engineering
School of Computing and Engineering > Music Technology and Production Research Group
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Depositing User: Ian Gibson
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2010 10:58
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2010 11:20
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/8151

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