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Title: VIVO : a wakeful instrument for collective musical embodiment
Author: Paolizzo, Fabio
Awarding Body: University of Kent
Current Institution: University of Kent
Date of Award: 2013
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A new category of music-related software is proposed, implemented and tested through creative practice. "Wakeful" musical instruments are those whose interaction listeners may understand as musical. The term "wakeful" means here "sign -bearing", in relation to the potential of computers and human beings to interact in terms of exchange of signs. Wakeful instruments may empower the users' capacity for the interpretation of digital music in terms of agency, cognition and communication. These users may experience a phenomenon of collective musical embodiment, producing a shared form of intelligence, extended and mediated by the computer, in music. VIVO is a computer-based interactive instrument of this type, whose development is part of the research . It represents salience of action in terms of energy and features video tracking for mapping quantity of motion to specific subranges of audio plug-ins parameters, dynamically. It includes an editor for stochastic scores and a single graphic interface to control any plug-in, while monitoring the users' and software agents' activity. The present case studies cross-confirm the results by an analysis of the users' and listeners' experiences and verbalisations and by an . identification of the musical coherence in the content, which the program generated.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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