Modular composition environment: A tool for improvisation of conventional electronic music.

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dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor.advisor Tahiroğlu, Koray Aldunate Infante, Joaquin 2018-12-12T13:18:20Z 2018-12-12T13:18:20Z 2018
dc.description.abstract This production thesis sets out to create a tool for live improvisation of music that allows musicians to create and modulate musical patterns in real-time and reduces the need for pre-recorded or pre-sequenced material. It starts by defining the scope of *conventional electronic music* and then explores the shortcomings of current tools in relation to the divergency of music making. The project is based on the author's previous experiences in the live improvisation of conventional electronic music, and thus it starts by surveying the currently existing tools. After that, it focuses on the iterative design process of modular environment, taking the modular synthesizer as a conceptual starting point. These processes led to the development of composition devices which are expressed through a hardware user interface, in a modular environment. This project finds that the shortcomings in divergency of current music improvisation tools come from the fact that musical modulations in an improvisation tool are inherently limited by the available procedures of any given system. While composition tools such as modular synthesizers lack this limitation they do not have the discrete musical abstractions required for conventional electronic music. The production project thus focuses on the design of a modular environment that could permit re-purposing of procedures that process discrete musical events. The outcome of this project is a new performance environment that can be used to generate more diverse improvisations of conventional electronic music. en
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dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.title Modular composition environment: A tool for improvisation of conventional electronic music. en
dc.type G2 Pro gradu, diplomityö fi Taiteiden ja suunnittelun korkeakoulu fi School of Arts, Design and Architecture en
dc.contributor.department Department of Media en
dc.contributor.department Median laitos fi
dc.subject.keyword NIME en
dc.subject.keyword electronic music en
dc.subject.keyword product design en
dc.subject.keyword improvisation en
dc.subject.keyword divergency en
dc.subject.keyword new media en
dc.subject.keyword dance music en
dc.subject.keyword clubbing en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201812126404
dc.type.ontasot Master's thesis en
dc.type.ontasot Maisterin opinnäyte fi
dc.contributor.supervisor Reunanen, Markku
dc.programme New Media Design and Production en

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