Complexity as Process: Complexity-inspired approaches to composition

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Authors: Davis, T.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/21312/

Journal: Organised Sound

Volume: 15

Issue: 2

Pages: 137-146

ISSN: 1355-7718

DOI: 10.1017/S1355771810000130

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.

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Authors: Davis, T.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/21312/

Journal: Organised Sound

Volume: 15

Issue: 2

Pages: 137-146

eISSN: 1469-8153

ISSN: 1355-7718

DOI: 10.1017/S1355771810000130

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. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 2010.

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Authors: Davis, T.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/21312/

Journal: ORGANISED SOUND

Volume: 15

Issue: 2

Pages: 137-146

ISSN: 1355-7718

DOI: 10.1017/S1355771810000130

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