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Process and Form in Feedback Systems

Authors Pozzi, D.
Year 2019
Thesis Type Master's thesis
Topic Algorithmic Composition
Abstract This thesis presents a model for computer music composition and performance - music instantiated during performance on the basis of stored programs and performance and environmental information. The model is proposed on a view of music composition as an experimental activity, whose results are the consequence of the manifold interactions happening amongst the various agencies involved in its development. In performing a retrospective analysis of one of the author’s most recent works (a live electronics performance entitled CK91) an attempt will be made at unfolding the underlying tapestry of strands and nodes that motivated its development and the choices taken along the way. Some threads and traces, which are considered relevant for their aesthetic and artistic implications, will also be pulled out of the experimental process and discussed from a critical perspective.
Supervisors Eckel, G.