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The Musical Metacreation Weekend: Challenges Arising from the Live Presentation of Musically Metacreative Systems
Oliver Roland Bown, Arne Eigenfeldt, Aengus Martin, Benjamin Carey, Philippe Pasquier

Last modified: 2013-11-13


This paper discusses the approach to curation of the MuMe Weekend (held in Sydney, Australia, 2013) and the experience the authors gained from hosting the event. We identify open challenges arising from this applied demonstration of musically metacreative systems. Identified challenges are not technical, but rather methodological, concerning pragmatic aspects of presenting and collaboratively innovating musically metacreative work. The paper presents our approach to curating the event, the categories of performances offered — and responses to these — issues to do with the selection and presentation of the work, and issues to do with the evaluation by audience and performers.


musical metacreation; live algorithms; evaluation; performance

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