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Investigating the effects of introducing nonlinear dynamical processes into digital musical interfaces

Mudd, Tom; Holland, Simon; Mulholland, Paul and Dalton, Nick (2015). Investigating the effects of introducing nonlinear dynamical processes into digital musical interfaces. In: Proceedings of Sound and Music Computing Conference, 2015, Sound and Music Computing Network.

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Abstract

This paper presents the results of a study that explores the effects of including nonlinear dynamical processes in the design of digital musical interfaces. Participants of varying musical backgrounds engaged with a range of representative systems, and their behaviours, responses and attitudes were recorded and analysed. The study suggests links between the inclusion of such processes and the affordance of exploration and serendipitous discovery. Relationships between musical instruments and nonlinear dynamics are discussed more broadly, in the context of both acoustic and electronic musical tools. Links between the properties of nonlinear dynamical systems and the priorities of experimental musicians are highlighted and related to the findings of the study.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2015 The Authors
Keywords: material-orientation; creativity; exploration; nonlinear dynamics; surprise; complexity; music; music interaction; digital musical instruments
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: 44649
Depositing User: Simon Holland
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2015 09:07
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2017 10:45
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/44649
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