Mapping to musical actions in the FILTER system

Nort, Doug Van and Braasch, Jonas and Oliveros, Pauline

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

In this paper we discuss aspects of our work in develop-ing performance systems that are geared towards human-machine co-performance with a particular emphasis on improvisation. We present one particular system, FILTER, which was created in the context of a larger project related to artificial intelligence and performance, and has been tested in the context of our electro-acoustic performance trio. We discuss how this timbrally rich and highly non-idiomatic musical context has challenged the design of the system, with particular emphasis on the mapping of machine listening parameters to higher-level behaviors of the system in such a way that spontaneity and creativity are encouraged while maintaining a sense of novel dialogue.