Starbog: The Garden Virtuoso and the Turing Machine

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This article will discuss a recent ensemble composition entitled Starbog which was toured and broadcast in Britain in 2006 . The composition of Starbog focused on developing working methods which combined computer-based techniques (using OpenMusic) with more subconscious means of generating musical ideas. The challenge in achieving this was as much aesthetic/philosophical as it was technical and the present article is intending as a ‘sounding’ which focuses on the influence OpenMusic has had on the composer’s music, rather than documenting the nature of the often simple application of algorithms.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe OM Composer's Book vol 2
EditorsJean Bresson, Carlos Agon, Gérard Assayag
Place of PublicationParis
PublisherIrcam Centre Pompidou
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)978-2-84426-399-5/2-7521-0051-5
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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