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Creative Autonomy in a Simple Interactive Music System

Paolizzo, Fabio, Johnson, Colin G. (2020) Creative Autonomy in a Simple Interactive Music System. Journal of New Music Research, 49 (2). pp. 115-125. ISSN 0929-8215. (doi:10.1080/09298215.2019.1709510) (KAR id:79402)

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Interactive music systems always exhibit an amount of autonomy in the creative process. The capacity to generate material that is primary, contextual and novel to the outcome is proposed here as the bare minimum for creative autonomy in these systems. Assumptions are evaluated using Video Interactive VST Orchestra, a system that generates music through sound processing in interplay with a user. The system accepts audio and video live inputs — a camera and a microphone that capture the interplay of a musician, typically. Mapping of the variance in the musician’s physical motion to the sound processing allows identifying salience in the interaction and the system as autonomous. A case study is presented to provide evidence of creative autonomy in this simple, yet highly effective system.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/09298215.2019.1709510
Uncontrolled keywords: interactive music systems; autonomous systems; human-computer interaction; salience; computational creativity; machine improvisation
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Computing
Depositing User: Colin Johnson
Date Deposited: 02 Jan 2020 17:33 UTC
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2021 23:00 UTC
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