Complexity as Process: Complexity Inspired Approaches to Composition.

Davis, T., 2010. Complexity as Process: Complexity Inspired Approaches to Composition. Organised Sound, 15 (2), 137 - 146 .

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DOI: 10.1017/S1355771810000130

Abstract

This article examines the use of Complexity Theory as an inspiration for the creation of new musical works, and highlights problems and possible solutions associated with its application as a compositional tool. In particular it explores how the philosophy behind Complexity Theory affects notions of process-based composition, indeterminacy in music and the performer/listener/environment relationship, culminating in providing a basis for the understanding of music creation as an active process within a context. The author presents one of his own sound installations, Cross-Pollination, as an example of a composition inspired and best understood from the philosophical position as described in Complexity Theory.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:1355-7718
Subjects:Arts > Music
Group:Faculty of Science and Technology
ID Code:21312
Deposited By: Dr Thomas Davis
Deposited On:30 Jun 2014 11:13
Last Modified:10 Sep 2014 14:57

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