Performing with patterns of time

Magnusson, Thor and McLean, Alex (2018) Performing with patterns of time. In: Dean, Roger and McLean, Alex (eds.) Oxford Handbook of Algorithmic Music. Oxford University Press, Oxford. ISBN 9780190226992

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Music is a time-based art form often characterised by patternings; manipulations of sequences overtime. Composers and performers may think in terms of patterns, although the structure of patternedsequences are often not made explicit in musical notation. This chapter explores how musical sequencescan be created and transformed in real-time performance through patterning functions. Topics relatedto the use of algorithms for pattern-making are discussed, and two systems are introduced - ixi langand TidalCycles, as high level and expressive mini-languages for musical pattern.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: musical pattern, mini-languages, tidalcycles, ixi lang, musical notation.
Schools and Departments: School of Media, Film and Music > Music
Subjects: M Music. Literature on music. Musical instruction and study > M Music
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Depositing User: Thor Magnusson
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2018 12:26
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2018 12:26

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