Bending Common Music with Physical Models

Vinjar, Anders

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

A general CAC1-environment charged with physical-modelling capabilities is described. It combines CommonMusic,ODE and Fluxus in a modular way, making a powerful andflexible environment for experimenting with physical modelsin composition.Composition in this respect refers to the generation andmanipulation of structure typically on or above a note, phrase or voice-level. Compared to efforts in synthesisand performance little work has gone into applying physicalmodels to composition. Potentials in composition-applications are presumably large.The implementation of the physically equipped CAC-environment is described in detail.