Synchronizing Spatially Distributed Musical Ensembles
Publication Type:Conference Paper
Source:The 12th Sound and Music Computing Conference, Music Technology Research Group, Dept. of Computer Science, Maynooth University, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland (2015)
Keywords:Click Track, Electronic Music Stand, Synchronization
Spatially distributed musical ensembles play together while being distributed in space, e.g., in a park or in a historic building. Despite the distance between the musicians they should be able to play together with high synchronicity and realize complex rhythms (as far as the speed of sound permits). In this paper we propose systematic support of such ensembles based on electronic music stands that are synchronized to each other without using a permanent computer network or any network at all. This makes it possible to perform music for spatially distributed musical ensembles in places where it is difficult to get access to a computer network, e.g., in parks, historic buildings or big concert venues.