Weinberg, Gil


The Aesthetics, History, and Future Challenges of Interconnected Music Networks

In Proceedings of the 2002 International Computer Music Conference - Gotėborg: San Francisco, CA: ICMA: 349-356.

URL: http://www.computermusic.org

Language(s): English


Electroacoustic Devices Electroacoustic Instruments Interactivity Internet Music Live Electronics Real-time


In this paper, the author offers an overview of the field of Interconnected Musical Networks (IMNs): these are live performance systems that allow groups of performers to collaborate in creating dynamic, evolving compositions in real-time. The author discusses the motivations and aesthetics behind the art form, the historical landmarks that have paved the way for developments in the filed, and future prospects. Two examples of INM projects are also presented.

All references of the same author:


Weinberg, Gil (2002a). Playpens, Fireflies and Squeezables: New Musical Instruments for Bridging the Thoughtful and the Joyful
Weinberg, Gil (2005a). Interconnected Musical Networks: Toward a Theoretical Framework
Weinberg, Gil (2005b). Voice Networks: The Human Voice as a Creative Medium for Musical Collaboration
Weinberg, Gil (2005c). Local Performance Networks: musical interdependency through gestures and controllers