Mathews, Max V.

1991

The Radio Baton and Conductor Program, or: Pitch, the Most Important and Least Expressive Part of Music

Computer Music Journal: Vol. 15, No. 4. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press: 37-46.

URL: http://www.mitpressjournals.org/loi/comj

Language(s): English

Keyword(s):

Historical Electroacoustic Devices Historical Electroacoustic Instruments Interactive Instruments Live Electronics Real-time

Abstract:

In this article, the author discusses the implications of a new way of performing music that has been made possible by real-time computer information processing. He briefly reviews the characteristics of his interactive performance system - the Conductor program and its associated device, the radio baton - in order to contextualise his speculative reflection on the possibilities, problems and questions raised by computer programs that are designed to aid performers in achieving expressive performances.