Cognition and improvisation: some implications for live coding

Sayer, Timothy (2015) Cognition and improvisation: some implications for live coding. In: First International Conference on Live Coding (ICLC2015), 13-15 July 2015, Leeds.

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This paper explores the perception that live coding is a “real-time” improvisatory activity. It posits the notion that because live coding requires less complex motor skills than instrumental improvisation it may be less susceptible to the influence of mechanical modes of musical expression. This hypothesis will explore the concept of goal states, models of memory and the function of reflexes and reactions as a means of mapping this territory and will provide a framework to understand the various perceptual domains with which a coder engages during a live extemporised performance. This exploration will engage in a comparative discourse relating live coding to instrumental improvisation, as a point of departure for the understanding of cognitive functioning in this rapidly developing performance paradigm.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
ISBN: 9780853163404
Identifier: 10.5281/zenodo.19328
Identifier: 10.5281/zenodo.19328
Subjects: Music
Music > Music/audio technology
Depositing User: Timothy Sayer
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2018 13:57
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 07:26


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