Bowers, John


Improvising Machines: Ethnographically Informed Design for Improvised Electro-acoustic Music

ARiADAtexts (Advanced Research in Aesthetics in the Digital Arts): No. 4. University of East Anglia, Norwich.


Language(s): English


Interactivity Live Electronics MIDI Electroacoustic Music


In this article, the author discusses improvisation in electroacoustic music from musicological, aesthetic, practical and technical design standpoints. He exemplifies his discussion through accounts of his own performance experiences, including examples of software applications that have been developed to support improvisation in electroacoustic music. The article offers an appendix that contains screen shots of Max/MSP patches. The online version of the article offers audio extracts.