12/11/2010 74' 48''

Curated by Mark Fell and Joe Gilmore. Narrated by Connie Treanor.

The second episode in the series looks at the use of formal systems in the composition and performance of musical works. It explains the diversity of approaches to musical systems using a range of technologies and processes. The episode asks how we might distinguish systems based procedures in music to other musical activities, and makes reference to technological development and implementation, structural complexity, and relationships to other musical traditions. We compare three tape-based approaches to composition that explore sound as a temporal and spatial phenomenon and refer to theoretical positions offered by notable artists working in this field.

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RESEARCHCOMPOSING WITH PROCESSJoe GilmoreMark FellYasunao Tone COMPOSING WITH PROCESSgenerative musicTim PerkisJohn BischoffAutechreMarcel DuchampJanek SchaefferThe Halfer TrioAlvin Lucier