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Nonlinear Dynamical Systems as Enablers of Exploratory Engagement with Musical Instruments

Mudd, Tom; Holland, Simon; Mulholland, Paul and Dalton, Nicholas (2014). Nonlinear Dynamical Systems as Enablers of Exploratory Engagement with Musical Instruments. In: INTER-FACE: International Conference on Live Interfaces 2014, 19th - 23rd November 2014, Lisbon, Portugal.

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Abstract

This paper presents a small scale study that examined links between the inclusion of nonlinear dynamical processes in musical tools and particular kinds of engagement. Communication-oriented attitudes to engagement that view the tool as a medium for transmission of ideas are contrasted with material-oriented attitudes that focus on the specific sonic properties and behaviours of a given tool, and the latter are linked to the inclusion of nonlinear dynamical elements. Methodological issues are raised and discussed, particularly with regard to the holistic nature of musical instruments, the difficulties of independently testing isolated design elements, and potential methods for addressing these difficulties.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2014 The Authors
Keywords: Nonlinear dynamical systems, engagement, exploration, mapping, free improvisation
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Computing and Communications
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Health and Wellbeing PRA (Priority Research Area)
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Item ID: 43252
Depositing User: Simon Holland
Date Deposited: 26 May 2015 13:44
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2017 10:45
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/43252
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