The Open UniversitySkip to content

Critical issues in evaluating freely improvising interactive music systems

Linson, Adam; Dobbyn, Chris and Laney, Robin (2012). Critical issues in evaluating freely improvising interactive music systems. In: International Conference on Computational Creativity (ICCC) 2012, 30 May -01 June 2012, Dublin, Ireland.

Google Scholar: Look up in Google Scholar


As freely improvised music continues to be performed, it also continues to be implemented in interactive computer systems. For the scientific study of such systems to be possible, it is important to ensure the fitness for purpose of available evaluation methods. This paper will review several approaches to evaluating interactive computer music systems. It will also examine the uncritically-accepted assumption that quantitative evaluation invariably yields significant data, irrespective of context. Ultimately, it will be argued that, for some interactive computer systems, such as those designed for freely improvised music, qualitative evaluation by experts is the most appropriate evaluation method.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2012 The Authors
Extra Information: Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Computational Creativity
edited by Mary Lou Maher, Kristian Hammond, Alison Pease, Rafael Pérez y Pérez, Dan Ventura and Geraint Wiggins
ISBN: 978-1-905254668
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology
Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Computing & Communications
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Related URLs:
Item ID: 33742
Depositing User: Adam Linson
Date Deposited: 30 May 2012 15:40
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2016 14:12
Share this page:

▼ Automated document suggestions from open access sources

Actions (login may be required)

Policies | Disclaimer

© The Open University   + 44 (0)870 333 4340