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Composed by Richard Hoadley, first performed by Mifune Tsuji, Saturday 22nd October 2011, Cambridge UK.
Performance of algorithmically transcribed version, Calder's Flute, by Ming Wang at the 2016 Sound and Music Computing Conference in Hamburg, Germany:
Performance by Marcus Barcham-Stevens at the 2012 SuperCollider Symposium in London:
Video of a rehearsal of the piece allowing video of the computer screen:
'Calder's Violin' is a composition for violin and automatic piano. The music is algorithmically generated, including the violin part which is notated live as the piece progresses. The general textures and references of the music are intended to be predictable, but detail is new each time: an attempt to emulate in the medium of electronically generated music the 'mystifyingly exquisite variation' of performance on traditional, acoustic instruments. Some of the material for Calder's Violin has been previously developed for the on-going dance and music project 'Triggered'.
The piece is still being developed with regard to other instruments and enhancements in both SuperCollider and INScore enhancements. The 2022 Marseilles version features a more developed 'translation' algorithm to aid performance on different instruments.
The piece is primarily composed in the music programming environment, SuperCollider.
Papers, publications and presentations related to Calder's Violin
Performances - Hoadley, R. (2014e), performance by George Panagiotopoulos, International Computer Music Conference 2014, Athens, Greece, 17 September 2014 (2013) Calder's Violin performed by Mifune Tsuji, 20th October 2013, INTIME Symposium, Coventry University http://www.coventry.ac.uk/research/research-directory/art-design/intime-experimental-music/intime-symposium-2013/ (2012) Calder's Violin performed by Marcus Barcham-Stevens of Plus Minus at City University April 17th 2012 a part of the London 2012 SuperCollider Symposium http://www.sc2012.org.uk/live/concert/ video recording: https://vimeo.com/42338675 (2011) Calder's Violin performed by Mifune Tsuji, 2011 October 22, as a part of the Cambridge Festival of Ideas 2011 Festival website: http://www.cam.ac.uk/sites/www.cam.ac.uk/files/foi2011.pdf (p21) video recording: https://vimeo.com/30975652 Papers (2012) Notating algorithms Symposium for Performance of Electronic and Experimental Music (SPEEC), University of Oxford, January 6-7 symposium website: http://www.music.ox.ac.uk/speec/ presentation: http://rhoadley.net/presentations/SPEEC002s.pdf (2011) Real-time generation of music notation using algorithms and physical movement DMRN+6: Digital Music Research Network One-day Workshop 2011, Queen Mary University of London, Tuesday 20th December presentation: http://rhoadley.net/presentations/DMRN11_002s.pdf Publications Calder's Violin: Real-time Notation and Performance through Musically Expressive Algorithms, ICMC 2012 paper: http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/p/pod/dod-idx/calder-s-violin-real-time-notation-and-performance-through.pdf?c=icmc;idno=bbp2372.2012.035 Software SC Class: INScore
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Video of a concert performance of the piece: