Modelling the live-electronics in electroacoustic music using particle systems

Andre V. Perrotta*, Flo Menezes, Luis Gustavo Martins

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Abstract

Developing the live-electronics for a contemporary electroacoustic piece is a complex process that normally involves the transfer of artistic and aesthetic concepts between the composer and the musical assistant. Translating in technical terms the musical, artistic and aesthetic concepts by means of algorithms and mathematical parameters is seldom an easy and straightforward task. The use of a particle system to describe the dynamics and characteristics of compositional parameters can reveal an effective way for achieving a significant relationship between compositional aspects and their technical implementation. This paper describes a method for creating and modelling a particle system based on compositional parameters and how to map those parameters into digital audio processes. An implementation of this method is described, as well as the use of such a method for the development of the work O Farfalhar das Folhas (The rustling of leaves) (2010), for one flutist, one clarinetist, violin, violoncello, piano and live-electronics, by Flo Menezes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 40th International Computer Music Conference, ICMC 2014 and 11th Sound and Music Computing Conference, SMC 2014 - Music Technology Meets Philosophy
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Digital Echos to Virtual Ethos
EditorsGeorgios Kouroupetroglou, Anastasia Georgaki
PublisherNational and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Pages363-370
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9789604661374
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event40th International Computer Music Conference, ICMC 2014, Joint with the 11th Sound and Music Computing Conference, SMC 2014 - Music Technology Meets Philosophy: From Digital Echos to Virtual Ethos - Athens, Greece
Duration: 14 Sep 201420 Sep 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings - 40th International Computer Music Conference, ICMC 2014 and 11th Sound and Music Computing Conference, SMC 2014 - Music Technology Meets Philosophy: From Digital Echos to Virtual Ethos

Conference

Conference40th International Computer Music Conference, ICMC 2014, Joint with the 11th Sound and Music Computing Conference, SMC 2014 - Music Technology Meets Philosophy: From Digital Echos to Virtual Ethos
Country/TerritoryGreece
CityAthens
Period14/09/1420/09/14

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