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Ashley, Richard

Two Reponses

1991

Friday 2 December 2005, by Rob Weale

In this brief article, the author reflects on the question, “what would you like to see music machines capable of doing?” In answering he offers two responses: 1) the need for the development of gestural controllers that map hand trajectories in three dimensional space, allowing for a performer to mould entire scores with hand motions similar to the way in which a conductor works, but also altering the entire aural/spatial field, the trajectories of the sounds in the music; and 2) an intelligent system that could observe a composer’s compositional practice and automatically determine and supply the appropriate tools to use without explicitly being told to do so. There then follows a transcript of a group discussion concerning his thoughts, in particular, his notion that measuring audience responses in order to gather reaction feedback may offer useful information to the composer.

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