Generative Improv . & Interactive Music Project (GIIMP)

Whalley, Ian

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

GIIMP addresses the criticism that in many interactive music systems the machine simply reacts. Interaction is addressed by extending Winkler’s [18] model toward adapting Paine’s [10] conversational model of interaction. Realized using commercial tools, GIIMP implements a machine/human generative improvisation system using human gesture input, machine gesture capture, and a gesture mutation module in conjunction with a flocking patch, mapped through microtonal/spectral techniques to sound. The intention is to meld some established and current practices, and combine aspects of symbolic and sub-symbolic approaches, toward musical outcomes.