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Time, timelines, cuelists and clotheslines in mixed music.

Jean-Louis Giavitto 1
1 Repmus - Représentations musicales
STMS - Sciences et Technologies de la Musique et du Son
Abstract : The term mixed music refers to musical works that combine classical instruments and electronic sounds. Mixed music renews musical problems, in particular those related to music as a performance and musical performance as a collective process. The first point refers to the distinction between a score and its interpretation. Unlike a computer program and its mechanical execution, a score leaves a space of freedom to the performer whose choices will complete, refine and transmit the meanings of the musical material. These choices are guided by instrumental practice, history and musical culture, but also because music is played by humans and the collective dynamics greatly influence these performance decisions. The computer does not have these cultural references. Is it then possible for it to interpret an electronic score in accordance with the musicians' performance? Our presentation will focus on the temporal aspect of the musical performance : how to reconcile and tune the time of man and the time of the machine in mixed music. We will build on the results of the Antescofo system used at IRCAMc o implement several mixed music pieces. At the core of the Antescofo system, lies a very rich dynamic and interactive representation of time, which is organized like a clothesline with singular events (the clothespins) and elastic continuities between them.
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Jean-Louis Giavitto. Time, timelines, cuelists and clotheslines in mixed music.. 2019, ⟨hal-02349415⟩



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