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Nuhn, Ralf, Eaglestone, Barry, Ford, Nigel, Moore, Adrian, Brown, Guy

A Qualitative Analysis of Composers at Work


In Proceedings of the 2002 International Computer Music Conference - Gotëborg: San Francisco, CA: ICMA: 572-580.

In this paper, the authors present the motivations behind and the results of an empirical study of creative compositional processes, one that looks towards improving composition software. The study utilised a qualitative methodology which included multi-angle observation, interviews, and the study of artifacts produced by composers in a natural setting, using their own familiar software and hardware environments.

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Wednesday 29 March 2006, by Rob Weale