Publication or Conference Title:Ph.D. Thesis, McGill University
Computer-Aided Composition (CAC) research aims to provide composers with specialized programming languages and interfaces to simulate processes of composition in an interactive approach referred to as “compositional modelling”. Although the increased performance and availability of computer resources over the past decade has led to a widening of technologies used in musical practice, in particular in the fields of spatial audio, physical computing and sound synthesis, these developments have remained mostly isolated from the domain of CAC and are therefore not accounted for in the corresponding models and applications.
This dissertation proposes a further evolution of CAC systems by integrating spatial-, sound-, and gesture related data with the objective of making these technologies available and responsive to formal music composition. We present conception, design, and applications of an original software framework implemented as three libraries for the visual computer aided composition environment OpenMusic.