TitlePreparation for Improvised Performance in Collaboration with a Khyal Singer
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication1998
AuthorsWessel, D, Wright, M, Khan, SAli
Conference NameInternational Computer Music Conference
PublisherInternational Computer Music Association
Conference LocationAnn Arbor, Michigan

We describe the preparation and realization of a real-time interactive improvised performance carried out by two computer-based musicians and a classical Khyal singer. A number of technical and musical problems were confronted, including the problem of cultural distance between the musical genres, specification and control of pitch material, real-time additive sound synthesis, expressive control, rhythmic organization, timbral control, and the ability to perform for a sustained period of time while maintaining an engaging dialog among the performers.