Notated Music in the Digital Sphere

Den 25. oktober 2018 arrangerer Nasjonalbiblioteket seminaret «https://www.nb.no/hva-skjer/notated-music-in-the-digital-sphere/», og mitt bidrag heter «Preserving digitally inscribed music.»

Her er sammendraget:
Musical notation is a prescriptive tool that is at least 4000 years old, aiming for preservation of both musical ideas and performance practices. The notation system for instruments and voice that we use today is hundreds of years old, and has over time been developed into the complex instruction sets that one can find in contemporary score, where new musical expressions are pursued by unusual excitation methods and increasingly detailed performance control.

This notation system has also found its way into the digital domain, and much research effort has been made in developing methods for migrating paper-based scores into machine-readable documents. However, digitally inscribed music often relies on more than pitch, duration, pulse and rhythm, and much of the modern electronic expressions cannot be captured or reproduced using conventional notation.

This presentation will discuss the urgency of preserving the heritage of digital music, present early projects and practices in this area, and provide recommendations for future efforts in securing an updated and more complete record of musical history in formats that also facilitate performability.

Mer informasjon her: https://www.nb.no/hva-skjer/notated-music-in-the-digital-sphere/


Knut Wiggen website

As a preliminary closure for my work on Knut Wiggen, I have made a now home page for him that explains his contributions, with a bibliography for those who would like to know more.

http://www.knut-wiggen.com/


Ny artikkel i Organised Sound

Jeg har skrevet en artikkel til Organised Sound som oppsummerer det jeg har klart å bringe på det rene om Knut Wiggens arbeid i computermusikkens barndom. Han er Nordens selvskrevne pioner i computermusikken, gjennom skrift, teknisk utvikling av det som den gang var verdens mest avanserte hybridstudio, og gjennom de fem stykkene han skrev med sin programvare MusicBox. Det skulle gå omlag femten år før noe liknende så dagens lys.

Artikkelen heter Unpacking the Musical and Technical Innovation of Knut Wiggen, og finnes i nummer 23.3.


ICMC 2018

International Computer Music Conference 2018 ble arrangert i Daegu i Sør-Korea, fra 5. til 10. August. Mitt bidrag til denne overveiende teknisk orienterte konferansen var en presentasjon av den norske computer musikk-pioneren Knut Wiggen, og avslutter mitt akademiske arbeid om denne nøkkelpersonen i den teknologiavhengige musikkens historie.

Les artikkelen her: The Contributions of Computer Music Pioneer Knut Wiggen.