NIME, Musicality and Practice-led Methods

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Abstract

To engage with questions of musicality is to invite into consideration a complex network of topics beyond the mechanics of soundful interaction with our interfaces. Drawing on the work of Born, I sketch an outline of the reach of these topics. I suggest that practice-led methods, by dint of focussing on the lived experience where many of these topics converge, may be able to serve as a useful methodological ‘glue’ for NIME by helping stimulate useful agonistic discussion on our objects of study, and map the untidy contours of contemporary practices. I contextualise this discussion by presenting two recently developed improvisation systems and drawing from these some starting suggestions for how attention to the grain of lived practice could usefully contribute to considerations for designers in terms of the pursuit of musicality and the care required in considering performances in evaluation.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationNIME 2014
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event14th International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression - University of London, London, United Kingdom
Duration: 30 Jun 20143 Jul 2014
Conference number: 14
http://www.nime.org/nime2014/ (Link to Call for Participation)

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ISSN (Electronic)2220-4806

Conference

Conference14th International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression
Abbreviated titleNIME 2014
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period30/06/143/07/14
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Musicality
Pursuit
Complex Networks
Improvisation
Lived Experience
Designer
Evaluation
Interaction

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Green, O. (2014). NIME, Musicality and Practice-led Methods. In NIME 2014: Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression
Green, Owen. / NIME, Musicality and Practice-led Methods. NIME 2014: Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression. 2014.
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