The Quest for “Musically Interesting” Structures in Computer Music

Keane, David


On the Wires of Our Nerves: The Art of Electroacoustic Music. London: Associated University Press, 97-110.

Language: English

In this essay, the author argues that there is a shared general dissatisfaction with the music that is being produced by computer, in terms of its ability to access and communicate with a general audience. In addressing this issue he suggests that electroacoustic/computer music composers should rediscover strategies that appeal to the workings of the human mind, rather than those that merely derive from the workings of machines.