Jordą, Sergi


FMOL: Toward User-Friendly, Sophisticated New Musical Instruments

Computer Music Journal: Vol. 26, no. 3. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press: 23-39.


Language(s): English


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This article describes an attempt at an integrated conception, called F@ust Music On-Line (FMOL), which is a simple mouse-controlled instrument that has been used on the Internet by hundreds of musicians during the past four years. FMOL has been created with the complementary goals of introducing the practice of experimental electronic music to newcomers while trying to remain attractive to more advanced electronic musicians. It has been used by musicians of diverse skills for the collective composition of the music of two important shows, including one opera of the Catalan theatre group La Fura dels Baus. It is also being played in live concerts.

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