Introducing Composed Instruments, Technical and Musicological Implications

Schnell, Norbert and Battier, Marc

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

In this paper, we develop the concept of "composed instruments". We will look at this idea from two perspectives: the design of computer systems in the context of live performed music and musicological considerations. A historical context is developed. Examples will be drawn from recent compositions. Finally basic concepts from computer science will be examined for their relation ship to this concept.