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FrameWorks 3D: composition in the third dimension

Polfreman, Richard, (2009) FrameWorks 3D: composition in the third dimension Dannenberg, Roger B. and Ries, Kristi D. (eds.) In NIME 2009: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression. Carnegie Mellon University. 356 pp, pp. 226-229.

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Music composition on computer is a challenging task, involving a range of data types to be managed within a single software tool. A composition typically comprises a complex arrangement of material, with many internal relationships between data in different locations - repetition, inversion, retrograde, reversal and more sophisticated transformations. The creation of such complex artefacts is labour intensive, and current systems typically place a significant cognitive burden on the composer in terms of maintaining a work as a coherent whole. FrameWorks 3D is an attempt to improve support for composition tasks within a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) style environment via a novel three-dimensional (3D) user-interface. In addition to the standard paradigm of tracks, regions and tape recording analogy, FrameWorks displays hierarchical and transformational information in a single, fully navigable workspace. The implementation combines Java with Max/MSP to create a cross-platform, user-extensible package and will be used to assess the viability of such a tool and to develop the ideas further

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Published date: 15 July 2009
Venue - Dates: International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME09), United States, 2009-06-04 - 2009-06-06
Keywords: digital audio workstation, graphical user-interfaces, 3D graphics, max/msp, java
Organisations: Music


Local EPrints ID: 68917
ISBN: 9780557085682
PURE UUID: 29856ec0-85c2-45fe-9a2e-4ca854456766

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Date deposited: 08 Oct 2009
Last modified: 19 Jul 2017 00:15

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Editor: Roger B. Dannenberg
Editor: Kristi D. Ries

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