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

2002

A Qualitative Analysis of Composers at Work

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

URL: http://www.computermusic.org

Language(s): English

Keyword(s):

Interdisciplinary Studies

Abstract:

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.