Nuhn, Ralf, Eaglestone, Barry, Ford, Nigel, Moore, Adrian, Brown, Guy


A Qualitative Analysis of Composers at Work

In Proceedings of the 2002 International Computer Music Conference - Gotėborg: San Francisco, CA: ICMA: 572-580.


Language(s): English


Interdisciplinary Studies


In this paper, the authors present the motivations behind and the results of an empirical study of creative compositional processes, one that looks towards improving composition software. The study utilised a qualitative methodology which included multi-angle observation, interviews, and the study of artifacts produced by composers in a natural setting, using their own familiar software and hardware environments.