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Interaktiv musikkomposition
Kristianstad University, School of Health and Society. (Musicology, Avdelningen för Design och datavetenskap)
2012 (Swedish)Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)Alternative title
Interactive Music Composition (English)
Abstract [en]

This dissertation, titled Interactive Music Composition, is a practice based Ph.D. thesis in the field of Musicology. The purpose is to explore if and how one can compose computer based interactive music, that is musically satisfying for an interacting audience, consisting of both laymen and skilled musicians. The text describes the design and reflection in two interactive music installations: Do-Be-DJ, open-air installation in a public park, and, Mufi, with modular and moveable interface. Based on methods and per­spectives in Musicology and Interaction Design, a composition model for interactive music is developed. The model investigates the experience di­mensions listen, explore, compose and collaborate. It also investigates the design dimensions of interaction, narrative structure, composition rule and sound node. The conceptual approach is to apply improvisation and composition methods from jazz, pop and groove based music on interactive music. It also uses the concepts of openess in musical structures and interpretation, musical mediation of actions and meaning and everyday use of music, when composing interactive music. The dissertation contributes to an understanding of how to create composition techniques for interactive music, such as: Direct, varied and shifting response. It reflects on the change in meaning of the musicological terms composition, improvisation, musical work, listener, musician and audience. And on the interaction design terms interaction, gameplay, system and user. The term co-creator is used to describe an actively, interacting and collaborating person, to complement traditional terms like audience, performer and user.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Göteborg: Department of Cultural Sciences, Göteborg University , 2012. , 388 p.
, Skrifter från musikvetenskap, ISSN 1654-6261 ; 101
Keyword [en]
Interactive Music, Music Composition, Improvisation, Sound Design, Interaction Design, Musicology, Narrative, Gameplay, Co-creator, Collaboration, Open, Computer Music, Practice based, Artistic Research, Research by Design, Music analysis, Musicking, Musical Mediation, Shifting response, Genre, Funk, Jazz, Techno, SuperCollider, Max/MSP
Keyword [sv]
Interaktiv musik, Musikkomposition, Improvisation, Ljuddesign, Interaktionsdesign, Musikvetenskap, Narrativ, Spelbarhet, Medskapare, Samarbeta, Öppen, Datormusik, Praktikbaserad, Konstnärlig forskning, Konstnärlig-kreativ, Designforskning, Musikanalys, att musika, Musikalisk mediering, Skiftande response, Genre, Funk, Jazz, Techno, SuperCollider, Max/MSP
National Category
Humanities Musicology Music Interaction Technologies Design
URN: urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-9771ISBN: 978-91-85974-18-4OAI: diva2:558561
Public defence
2012-10-26, Vasa B, Institutionen för kulturvetenskaper, Vera Sandbergs Allé 8, Göteborg, 13:00 (Swedish)
Interaktiv musikkompositionInteractive Music CompositionInteraktiv ljuddesignInteractive Sound DesignMusik och HälsaMusic and Health

Ljudfiler till avhandlingens bilaga 1,; Videodokumentation av Do-Be-DJ, Interaktiv installation,; Videodokumentation av Mufi I och II, Interaktiv installation,; Doktorandtjänsten finansierades av Interactive Institute; Musikinspelning finansierades av Framtidens Kultur genom Skiften på Malmö högskola

Available from: 2012-10-04 Created: 2012-10-03 Last updated: 2012-10-04Bibliographically approved

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