Guest lecture for the course Introduction to Computer Music

6 Oct 2022 - 12:30pm to 1:50pm

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.

Featured speakers:

− David Rosenboom (George A. Miller Visiting Professor)

− Sever Tipei (Professor Emeritus of Composition -Theory, School of Music; Director of the Computer Music

Project, iSchool)