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Federica Buongiorno

Reduction in Computer Music

Bodies, Temporalities, and Generative Computation
In the age of pervasive computing the way our body interacts with reality needs to be reconceptualized. The reduction of embodiment is a problem for computer music since this music relies heavily on different layers of (digital) technology and mediation in order to be produced and performed. The article shows that such a mediation should not be conceived of as an obstacle but rather as a constitutive element of a permanent, complex negotiation between the artist, the machinery, and the audience, aimed at shaping a different temporality for musical language (as the Italian artist Caterina Barbieri develops).
Title
Reduction in Computer Music
Subtitle
Bodies, Temporalities, and Generative Computation
Author(s)
Federica Buongiorno
Identifier
Description
In the age of pervasive computing the way our body interacts with reality needs to be reconceptualized. The reduction of embodiment is a problem for computer music since this music relies heavily on different layers of (digital) technology and mediation in order to be produced and performed. The article shows that such a mediation should not be conceived of as an obstacle but rather as a constitutive element of a permanent, complex negotiation between the artist, the machinery, and the audience, aimed at shaping a different temporality for musical language (as the Italian artist Caterina Barbieri develops).
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Place
Berlin
Publisher
ICI Berlin Press
Date
October 11, 2022
Subject
Embodiment
Philosophy of music
Phenomenology
Minimalism
Minimal music
Temporality
Computation
Computer music
Digital technology
Rights
© by the author(s)
Except for images or otherwise noted, this publication is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Language
en-GB
short title
Reduction in Computer Music
page start
175
page end
190
Source
The Case for Reduction, ed. by Christoph F. E. Holzhey and Jakob Schillinger, Cultural Inquiry, 25 (Berlin: ICI Berlin Press, 2022), pp. 175–90

Publication scheduled for 11 October 2022