Machover, Tod

2002

Instruments, Interactivity, and Inevitability

In Proceedings of the 2002 International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME-02). Dublin, Ireland.

URL: http://hct.ece.ubc.ca/nime/2002/proceedings/paper/machover_keynote.pdf

Language(s): English

Keyword(s):

Electroacoustic Devices Electroacoustic Instruments

Abstract:

In this brief paper, the author reflects on his uneasiness and dissatisfaction with the state of the art regarding the fields of interactive instruments, musical controllers, and responsive environments. He notes that many of these systems have been customized for particular compositions, performances, or performers, and have not been standardized in a way that affords them a certain "instrumentality". And that while such systems may ’hook’ a novice user with their novelty, few systems are capable of encouraging deeper exploration, continued discovery and creativity.

All references of the same author:

(English)

Machover, Tod (1981). Le compositeur et l'ordinateur : quelques réflexions
MACHOVER, Tod (1983). Fusione fugace. Testo esplicativo (Fusione fugace. Explanatory text)
Machover, Tod (1984). Computer Music with and without Instruments
Machover, Tod (1985). Thoughts on Computer Music Composition
Machover, Tod (1986). A Stubborn Search for Artistic Unity

(Français)

Machover, Tod (1981). Le compositeur et l'ordinateur : quelques réflexions

(Italiano)

MACHOVER, Tod (1983). Fusione fugace. Testo esplicativo