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Warde, Ann

Change Over Time: Responsibility and Power in the Midst of Catastrophe

1999

Leonardo Music Journal: Vol. 9. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press: 95-101.

In this article, after outlining a background of catastrophe theory and its links to musical composition, the author presents a manifestation of those links in the form of a “catastrophe machine”-an interactive musical system in which abrupt changes in computer-generated sound processing are dependent upon performers’ sensitive control of acoustic instruments. She then discusses notions of power and responsibility as they stem from a specific realization of this system, Berubah.

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Wednesday 2 November 2005, by Rob Weale