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Jean Bresson: Computer-aided composition projects and applications in OpenMusic

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  • Seminar
When Dec 16, 2010
from 03:00 PM to 04:30 PM
Where Room A832, New Music Building, 527 Sherbrooke St. West.
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OpenMusic is a visual programming language dedicated to music composition, developed by the music representation team at IRCAM. It provides a graphical programming interface to Common Lisp and its object programming system (CLOS), and offers an extensive set of libraries dedicated to specific musical research domains.

In this talk I will present recent developments and research projects concerning the musical representation of sound and the high-level control of sound synthesis, processing, and spatialization in OpenMusic. Our current partnership with CIRMMT in the domain of spatialization and spatial sound synthesis, in collaboration with CIRMMT student Marlon Schumacher, now allows us to integrate space as a real musical parameter in the compositional processes carried out in this environment.



Jean Bresson is researcher and developer in the Music Representation team at IRCAM (Paris, France). His current works focus on computer-aided composition and its extensions to new applications such as sound synthesis, computer-aided orchestration and spatialization. He is currently in charge of the development of the OpenMusic computer-aided composition environment and of several related projects such as Musique Lab 2, a pedagogical environment based commissioned by the French Ministry of Education, and OMChroma, an environment for the control of sound synthesis developed in collaboration with composer Marco Stroppa.

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