Modern music attempts to manage an unprecedented plethora
of detail. The massive data problem is as much the nature
of contemporary culture as it is the gift of our new computer
based tools. This quest is not unique to music and mathematical
tools have recently emerged to deal with understanding complex
heterogeneous systems of data. The workshop's goal is to
find ways to coordinate the recognition and recovery of
states of complex real time instruments. A target example
could be called the "Preset Mapping Problem". The workshop
focusses on music, but the solutions might be directly applicable
to the control of any real time system. The focus will not
be on the musical time line or score problem.
workshop is prospecting for new tools for composition and
music performance suggested by innovations in the visualization
and navigation of scientific data. Methods are emerging
in fields as diverse as immunology, protein synthesis, chaotic
dynamics and data mining of texts, all fields which have
come to life since computational based techniques have brought
their complexity with in grasp. The sheer immensity of the
problems attempted has stimulated the search for intermediate
tools for sifting multidimensional avalanches of detail.
Perhaps our faculty of visual analysis can add to what our
ears tell us.
The workshop is
addressed to participants:
+ who have expertise in
practical music platforms like SuperCollider or
and musician/composers who need this solution
have experience in one of the sciences which already have
practical solutions for large data space problems
who can act as mathematical references
is limited to 10 participants. The language is English.
Interfacing Realities is a Culture 2000 project initiated
by V2_ and realized in collaboration with EncArt. EncArt
(European Network for Cyber Arts) is a longterm collaboration
between the ZKM in Karlsruhe, Ars Electronica in Linz, C3
in Budapest and V2_ in Rotterdam that started in 1997.