[NetBehaviour] #5 Processes and systems in computer music; from meta to matter. An essay by Tony Myatt.
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New Quadern d'àudio #5: Processes and systems in computer music; from
meta to matter
In this essay Dr Tony Myatt describes how processes and systems were
applied in early experimental music, and contrasts two approaches to the
use of systematic and algorithmic processes in experimental computer
music. He distinguishes two practices, one based on the evolution of
historical models which emphasise a rationalist position, and another
more radical contemporary approach based on the material substance of
computer sound and technological processes.
Dr Tony Myatt is the Director of the Music Research Centre at the
University of York, UK. He is the principle investigator of the UK Arts
and Humanities Research Council's New Aesthetics in Computer Music
Project. He is an author, software programmer and academic working in
the field of computer music, surround sound and electronic music
composition, and was a founding editor of CUP's journal Organised Sound.
He works closely with Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary (T-B A21) on
the development, implementation and curation of "The Morning Line", a
large scale public sculpture and surround sound installation. He has
collaborated on the creation of new multi-spatial works with artists
including Yasunao Tone, Bruce Gilbert, Carl Michael von Hausswolff,
Forian Hecker, Peter Zinovieff, Lee Renaldo, Jana Winderen and Chris Watson.
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