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Title: Computational composition strategies in audiovisual laptop performance
Author: Allik, Alo
ISNI:       0000 0004 5354 735X
Awarding Body: University of Hull
Current Institution: University of Hull
Date of Award: 2014
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We live in a cultural environment in which computer based musical performances have become ubiquitous. Particularly the use of laptops as instruments is a thriving practice in many genres and subcultures. The opportunity to command the most intricate level of control on the smallest of time scales in music composition and computer graphics introduces a number of complexities and dilemmas for the performer working with algorithms. Writing computer code to create audiovisuals offers abundant opportunities for discovering new ways of expression in live performance while simultaneously introducing challenges and presenting the user with difficult choices. There are a host of computational strategies that can be employed in live situations to assist the performer, including artificially intelligent performance agents who operate according to predefined algorithmic rules. This thesis describes four software systems for real time multimodal improvisation and composition in which a number of computational strategies for audiovisual laptop performances is explored and which were used in creation of a portfolio of accompanying audiovisual compositions.
Supervisor: Mackay, Robert, composer; Anderson, Joseph Sponsor: University of Hull
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Arts and new media