Talk: Limitations of computers as musical tools
Professor Miller Puckette
3-4pm, CSG01, Monday, April 3
Free and open to the public.
Theoretically, a computer can generate any sound that a loudspeaker can emit. But anyone who has tried to use a computer to realize a piece of music has learned that there is always a gulf between the desired outcome and what we can actually get. The problem is in part the still-primitive state of the software we use to get music out of computers. Existing software paradigms such as DAWs, notation editors, and real-time performance systems are based on particular sets of assumptions about how music is or should be made. A careful look at these assumptions, and the limitations they impose on our efforts to make better computer music software, offers some clues as to what we might want to try next.
Questions or more information, contact Kerry Hagan, Kerry.Hagan@ul.ie