Neuromusic—propositions from an art-science convergence
What is form? What is an instrument? Is time granular and emergent? How do hyper-brain ensembles perform? Questions like these are being explored in experimental music. In this talk, David Rosenboom will present concrete examples from his more than five decades of pioneering work in propositional music illustrating how testable theoretical models in science and process-based what-if models in speculative arts can converge to mutual advantage in the new artscience: musical forms that arise spontaneously and evolve, listening as performance, networked telematic projects, large-scale collaborative forms, new approaches to notation, adaptive engineering in interactive instruments, cybernetic compositions employing direct musical interface with the human brain, and more.
Discussion participants: Carla Scaletti (Рresident of Symbolic Sound Corporation), David Sepkoski (Thomas M. Siebel chair in History of Science), Smitha Vishveshwara (Professor of Physics; Co-Creator of Quantum Voyages), and David Rosenboom (George A. Miller Visiting Professor.)
Hosted by: School of Music
In conjunction with: Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology (Art of Science Program), Department of Chemistry, Department of Computer Science, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Department of History, Humanities Research Institute, Neuroscience Program (Beckman Institute), Office of the Chancellor, Robert E. Brown Center for World Music, School of Art & Design, Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, Symbolic Sound Corporation.