Playing with Algorithms— building individualized composer-performer software toolkits
This presentation will focus on ideas that have informed David Rosenboom’s use of computer music software tools designed to bring algorithmic music composition methods into real-time performance. An influential historical tool, Hierarchical Music Specification Language (HMSL), developed by Phil Burk, Larry Polansky, and David Rosenboom in the 1980s will serve as a launching pad for discussion, from which Rosenboom will expand into a landscape of related tools developed since that time, illustrated with examples of his music. Speculations about future developments will ensue, and interactive discussion is encouraged.
- − David Rosenboom (George A. Miller Visiting Professor)
- − Sever Tipei (Professor Emeritus of Composition-Theory, School of Music; Director of the Computer Music