JORDĄ, Sergi


Digital Lutherie: Crafting musical computers for new musics' performance and improvisation

Ph.D. Thesis. Departament de Tecnologia, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain.


Language(s): English


Interactivity Controller Interface Interactive Instruments Internet Music


Jordą wrote in the abstract of his text: “This is a dissertation about performing music with computers, and about constructing the tools that will facilitate playing and improvising with these computers. The primary aim of this research is to construct a theoretical framework that could serve in evaluating the potential, the possibilities and the diversity of new digital musical instruments, with the hope that these ideas may inspire and assist the construction of new and powerful instruments with which perform and listen to wonderful new and previously unheard music.”

All references of the same author:


Jordą, Sergi (1999). Faust Music On Line: (FMOL) An Approach to Real-Time Collective Composition on the Internet
Jordą, Sergi (2001a). New Musical Interfaces and New Music-making Paradigms
Jordą, Sergi (2001b). Improvising with Computer: A Personal Survey (1989-2001)
Jordą, Sergi (2002a). FMOL: Toward User-Friendly, Sophisticated New Musical Instruments
Jordą, Sergi (2002b). Improvising With Computers: A Personal Survey (1989-2001)
Jordą, Sergi (2003). Sonigraphical Instruments: From FMOL to the reacTable
Jordą, Sergi (2004). Digital Instruments and Players: Part I - Efficiency and Apprenticeship
Jordą, Sergi (2005). Multi-user Instruments: Models, Examples and Promises