Graph Theory : Interfacing Audiences Into the Compositional Process

Freeman, Jason

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

Graph Theory links the creative music-making activities of web site visitors to the dynamic generation of an instrumental score for solo violin. Participants use a web-based interface to navigate among short, looping musical fragments to create their own unique path through the open-form composition. Before each concert performance, the violinist prints out a new copy of the score that orders the fragments based on the decisions made by web visitors.