Perspectives on Musical Time

The movie and patches below relate to a paper with Paul Vandemast-Bell titled ‘Perspectives on Musical Time and Human/Machine Agency in the Development of Performance Systems for Live Electronic Music’. This was presented 8th September 2017 at University of Westminster (London, UK) as part of Innovation In Music (#InMusic17) As I’m  based in Brisbane my contribution (below) was mediatized. The conference proceedings are expected to appear as a Routledge book in 2018.

The patches discussed above were created using Pure data (vanilla) and are available here: These are intended to offer practical/experimental starting points for exploration beyond the conventions of grid-based musical time that are common to much electronic music.

Pure data is required to run the patches, this free and open-source software is available from Miller Puckette:

Also included is a ClyphX MIDI Remote Script as used by Paul Vandemast-Bell to customize the relationship between Ableton Live software and Ableton Push 1 hardware.

Link to full paper will be posted here when available.