Chadabe, Joel


Interactive Composing: An Overview

Computer Music Journal: Vol. 8, No. 1. CA: People's Computer Company: 22-27.
Also published in: Proceedings of the 1983 International Computer Music Conference - Rochester. San Francisco, CA: ICMA: 298-306.


Language(s): English


Algorithm Interactivity Real-time


In this article, the author discusses methods for using performable, real-time computer music systems in composing and performing music. He offers a brief history of his endeavours in the area of interactive composition. He then defines interactive composing and describes the organisational structures of the interactive composing systems in two of his works, Solo and Rhythms. He also comments on the future significance of interactive composing.

All references of the same author:


Chadabe, Joel (1972). Le principe du voltage-control et ses implications pour le compositeur
Chadabe, Joel (1975). The Voltage-Controlled Synthesizer
Chadabe, Joel (1981). Paths to a Point in a Musical Landscape
Chadabe, Joel (1983). Interactive Composing: An Overview
Chadabe, Joel (1996). The History of Electronic Music as a Reflection of Structural Paradigms
Chadabe, Joel (1997a). The Electronic Music Foundation
Chadabe, Joel (1997b). Electric Sound: The Past and Promise of Electronic Music
Chadabe, Joel (1999a). The Performer is Us
Chadabe, Joel (1999b). A Brief Overview of Otto Laske's Work
Chadabe, Joel (2000a). Devices I have Known and Loved
Chadabe, Joel (2000b). Remarks on Computer Music Culture
Chadabe, Joel (2001). Preserving Performances of Electronic Music
Chadabe, Joel (2002). The Limitations of Mapping as a Structural Descriptive in Electronic Instruments
Chadabe, Joel (2003). Where We're Going
Chadabe, Joel (2004a). Electronic Music and Life
Chadabe, Joel (2004b). Look Around and Get Engaged


Chadabe, Joel (1972). Le principe du voltage-control et ses implications pour le compositeur