Software agents in music and sound art research/creative work: Current state and a possible direction
Whalley, I. (2009). Software agents in music and sound art research/creative work: Current state and a possible direction. Organised Sound: An International Journal of Music and Technology, 14(2), 156-167.
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Composers, musicians and computer scientists have begun to use software-based agents to create music and sound art in both linear and non-linear (non-predetermined form and/or content) idioms, with some robust approaches now drawing on various disciplines. This paper surveys recent work: agent technology is first introduced, a theoretical framework for its use in creating music/sound art works put forward, and an overview of common approaches then given. Identifying areas of neglect in recent research, a possible direction for further work is then briefly explored. Finally, a vision for a new hybrid model that integrates non-linear, generative, conversational and affective perspectives on interactivity is proposed.
Cambridge University Press
This article has been published in Organised Sound: An International Journal of Music and Technology. Copyright 2009 Cambridge University Press.