TitleImprovisation with highly interactive real-time performance systems
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication1991
AuthorsWessel, D
Conference NameInternational Computer Music Conference
PublisherInternational Computer Music Association
Conference LocationMontreal

Describes a software environment written in MAX and organized into objects that function as listening, composing, and performing assistants. Listening assistants extract information from an on-going performance. They include DSP-based objects for pitch extraction and parsing of the acoustic data stream, as well as tempo extractors and objects that conduct musical analysis. Composing assistants help the improvisor manage his performance materials. Performance assistants help with phrasing, articulation, and gesture mapping. (author)