COMPOSITION AND IMPROVISATION ON THE NET

Publication Type:

Conference Paper

Authors:

Georg Hajdu

Source:

SMC Conference 2004 (2004)

URL:

files/proceedings/2004/P2.pdf

Abstract:

The interactive network performance environment Quintet.net is a flexible music application, which allows the realization of music and multimedia projects in a local network setting or on the Internet. Special care was taken to accommodate different musical approaches ranging from free improvisation to the performance of compositions with fixed notation. The paper will first give an overview of the notions of improvisation and composition, before describing the environment in some detail. It will conclude with the analysis of select pieces written for Quintet.net.