Limerick Workshop (Niall Griffith )

Subject: Limerick Workshop
From:    Niall Griffith  <niall.griffith(at)UL.IE>
Date:    Sat, 17 Jan 1998 15:42:47 GMT

Please pass this on to anyone who you thing might be interested. Thanks. I hope this of interest to some members of the list - apologies to those who aren't... Niall Griffith Paschall De Paor -------------------------------------------- Computer Support for the Compositional Process 9th and 10th of March 1998 2 day workshop to be held at: Centre for Computational Musicology and Computer Music, Dept. of Computer Science and Information Systems, University of Limerick, Ireland Invited Speakers ---------------- Guy Brown: Modelling the perceptual organisation of music. Antonio Camurri: Interactive systems and composition. Richard Orton: TBA Peter Todd: Putting Psychology into Models of Composition. Trevor Wishart: Electronic Composition. The Centre for Computational Musicology in the University of Limerick is running a two day workshop on computer support for the compositional process. The aim of the workshop is look at the relationship between computer technology and computational models of musical processes. Traditional musics are deeply meshed with structural conventions and the use of sound. Instruments are the result of evolutions of preference and value. But 'physical' instruments are limited in that not all music cannot be played on them all. The advent of electronic technologies - sound synthesis and computers has up-ended this relationship. Composers can realise concepts with no reference to instrument makers. The range of sounds and the many ways of organizing them raises new challenges for the musician and composer. 1) The range of sounds that can be produced makes the process of finding and manipulating particular sounds potentially more time consuming and difficult. 2) Sound production is separated from the gestural interactions involved in playing traditional musical instruments. This means that composers can produce sounds uninhibited by gestural feedback - however, this means that production is also potentially separated from very deep cognitive structuring. The aim of this workshop is to present and discuss state of the art developments in sound synthesis and computer support of composition and their relationship to our conception of musical process and cognition. Organisers: ----------- Niall Griffith niall.griffith(at) 00 353 (0)61 202785 Paschall De Paor paschall.depaor(at) 00 353 (0)61 202782 Donncha O'Maidin donncha.omaidin(at) 00 353 (0)61 202705 Local Organisation: ------------------- Gemma Ryan: gemma.ryan(at) Tel: 00 353 (0)61 202730 Fax: 00 353 (0)61 330876 There will be a nominal workshop registration fee of 10 Irish Punts,(5 IRP for registered students).

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