Whalley, Ian


Applications of System Dynamics Modelling to Computer Music

Organised Sound: Vol. 5, no. 3. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 149-157.

URL: http://journals.cambridge.org/jid_OSO

Language(s): English


Cognitive Science Narrative Perception Psychoacoustics


Based on a composer’s psycho-acoustic imagination or response to music, system dynamics modelling and simulation tools can be used as a scoring device to map the structural dynamic shape of interest of computer music compositions. The tools can also be used as a generator of compositional ideas reflecting thematic juxtaposition and emotional flux in musical narratives. These techniques allow the modelling of everyday narratives to provide a structural/metaphorical means of music composition based on archetypes that are shared with wider audiences. The methods are outlined using two examples. (An ICMC 2000 Workshop Paper - Cognition and Perception of Computer Music.)

All references of the same author:


Whalley, Ian (1999). Beyond Pitch/Duration Scoring: Towards A System Dynamics Model Of Electroacoustic Music
Whalley, Ian (2004). PIWeCS: Enhancing human/machine agency in an interactive composition system
Whalley, Ian (2005). Traditional New Zealand Mäori Instruments, Composition and Digital Technology: Some recent collaborations and processes