Composing for relative time in distributed performance

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Music is a temporal art. Recent experience with distributed performance has introduced new challenges to traditional ways of thinking about time with respect to ensemble composition and performance. Performing across two sites connected by the Internet entails compensating for delays, though those delays have become shorter and musicians more experienced in dealing with them in recent years. When the number of sites involved grows to three or more, however, another layer of complexity is added as performers at the various sites are confronted with different configurations of latency, and thereby significantly different performances, at each location.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Computer Music Conference, ICMC 2008
PublisherInternational Computer Music Association
StatePublished - 2008
EventInternational Computer Music Conference, ICMC 2008 - Belfast, Ireland
Duration: Aug 24 2008Aug 29 2008


OtherInternational Computer Music Conference, ICMC 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Media Technology
  • Music


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