Interactivity between a saxophone performer and a computer operator

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Cameron Bryan Ward (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Mark Engebretson

Abstract: "The purpose of my thesis is to create an interactive environment between a saxophonist and computer operator via a musical composition. The composition, 4thoughts, consists of written music for the saxophonist, performance directions for the computer operator and a "patch" (created in the computer application Max/MSP) that generates sounds based in part on the input of the live performer. The goal of the composition is to attain the subtleties that are common in acoustic music within an electroacoustic composition. In this composition, the computer modifies the product of the saxophone performance, while the computer operator uses a MIDI controller in order to communicate with the computer. This approach indeed leads to a greater degree of interaction between the electronic sounds and the performer."--Abstract from author supplied metadata.

Additional Information

Language: English
Date: 2006
interactive environment, saxophonist, computer operator, musical composition, composition, 4thoughts, saxophonist, performance directions, Max/MSP
Computer music
Saxaphone music

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