Mixed Music and Dynamic Relations Systems

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Type: 
Master, Doctorate and Post-Doctorate
Main researcher: 
José Luís Ferreira (100%)
Team elements (%affectation): 
António de Sousa Dias (10%)
Abstract: 

This project comprises the artistic creation and theoretical reflection concerning so called mixed music, a musical genre close to Music Computing. The major challenge of mixed music lies, for us, in articulating the musical structures, as shown by the score and the performance, with electroacoustic sound, whether it is generated or transformed by the computer in real or deferred time.
For that reason we wish to contribute to the development of systems of dynamic relations which include the composer, the algorithm, the machine and the performer with the aim of achieving an interdependence leading to a fusion of the two planes mentioned. This comes from the need to reformulate our composition strategies, which should not only encompass the algorithm and consequent code (the score) but also include the duality of the performance, that is, the digital signal processing and the performer.
Thus, we wish to attain a complementarity between instrumental writing and the programming of devices, by applying composition strategies to the creation of those devices so that such strategies do not have to be reiterated at the time of performance and which allow, not autonomy, but an interdependence similar, for instance, to that experienced when several players perform chamber music.
We also aim to touch on the concepts, terminologies and strategies of composition used by other composers. From there we will focus on a reflection with the purpose of framing our work and making it a contribution in this area.

Objectives: 

Doctoral thesis

Activities: 

21 June 2013 - Conference EMS13 - Sousa Dias, António de; Ferreira, José Luís (PhD. / PhD. Student, Portuguese Catholic University, Portugal), “Jean-Claude Risset’s "Inharmonique" (1977): recast and a real time version proposal”
30 September 2013 – dissertation handed in.

State: 
Finalized
Research group: 
Computer Music and Sound
Summary: 

This project comprises the artistic creation and theoretical reflection concerning so called mixed music, a musical genre close to Music Computing. The major challenge of mixed music lies, for us, in articulating the musical structures, as shown by the score and the performance, with electroacoustic sound, whether it is generated or transformed by the computer in real or deferred time.
06/2013 to 09/2013