Crowdsourcing the corpus: using collective intelligence as a method for composition

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Plans Casal, D. 2011. Crowdsourcing the corpus: using collective intelligence as a method for composition. Leonardo Music Journal. 21, pp. 25-28. https://doi.org/10.1162/LMJ_a_00057
TypeArticle
TitleCrowdsourcing the corpus: using collective intelligence as a method for composition
AuthorsPlans Casal, D.
Abstract

The author describes the practical application of crowdsourcing human intelligence as a form of collaborative music-making. Spectral decomposition of an original recording is used to derive components from original audio, and these are then offered as on-line tasks in which contributors are asked to record their own interpretations of each component. Components are then gathered in order to re-synthesize the original corpus, which is used to build an improvisation system. The author uses Bernard Stiegler's ecology of attention paradigm to situate crowdsourcing as an emerging form of public participation in music-making and Glenn Gould's ideas on performance and public access to position this participation as an act of composition. The work is offered as an illustration of the author's individual process as a composer for finding new notational pathways for collaborative practice.

PublisherMIT Press Journals
JournalLeonardo Music Journal
ISSN0961-1215
Publication dates
Print2011
Publication process dates
Deposited07 Aug 2013
Output statusPublished
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1162/LMJ_a_00057
LanguageEnglish
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