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Understanding Music Interaction, and Why It Matters

Holland, Simon; Mudd, Tom; Wilkie-McKenna, Katie; McPherson, Andrew and Wanderley, Marcelo M. (2019). Understanding Music Interaction, and Why It Matters. In: Holland, Simon; Mudd, Tom; Wilkie, Katie; McPherson, Andrew and Wanderley, Marcelo M. eds. New Directions in Music and Human-Computer Interaction. Springer Series on Cultural Computing. Springer, pp. 1–20.

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This is the introductory chapter of a book dedicated to new research in, and emerging new understandings of, music and human-computer interaction—known for short as music interaction. Music interaction research plays a key role in innovative approaches to diverse musical activities, including performance, composition, education, analysis, production and collaborative music making. Music interaction is pivotal in new research directions in a range of activities, including audience participation, interaction between music and dancers, tools for algorithmic music, music video games, audio games, turntablism and live coding. More generally, music provides a powerful source of challenges and new ideas for human-computer interaction (HCI). This introductory chapter reviews the relationship between music and human-computer interaction and outlines research themes and issues that emerge from the collected work of researchers and practitioners in this book.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2019 Springer Nature Switzerland AG
ISBN: 3-319-92068-5, 978-3-319-92068-9
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Computing and Communications
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
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Item ID: 59436
Depositing User: Simon Holland
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2019 14:48
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2019 16:50
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