Professor Robert Rowe, New York University, Dept of Music and Performing Arts Professions
Topic: Automatic Generation of Rhythmic Structure
ABSTRACT: Interactive music systems are those computer programs that change their musical behavior based on an analysis of what a performing partner (human or otherwise) is doing. These must of necessity include processes for organizing rhythmic presentation. This talk will review historical approaches to rhythm generation, current thinking in the field, the use of processes and relationships from mathematics and physics, and possibilities for integrating recent research into the operation of real-time interactive algorithms.