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FrameWorks 3D

Polfreman, Richard (2009) FrameWorks 3D At eScience for Musicology. 01 - 02 Jul 2009.

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Music is a complex information structure and FrameWorks 3D is a new experimental tool for representing and editing music data on computer. Using a 3D graphical user-interface, users can construct frameworks of time-based data, consisting of hierarchical arrangements of clips across track timelines, which can be connected together by relations which implement dynamically maintained processes, taking the data from a source clip, processing the data and placing the result in a destination clip. Whilst primarily seen as an enabling tool for composers, providing a facility for rapid experimentation with musical ideas within a non-programmatical graphical environment, FrameWorks has two potential musicological applications. First, works created with the tool provide a form of analysis of the work itself via the framework meta-score, which contains information which typically has to be teased out from a score or audio representation by the analyst. Second, there is the possibility for reconstructing a framework to implement existing works - which has been done at a basic level in an earlier 2D MIDI version of the tool (FrameWorks 3D currently supports audio data). Such a process could be at least partially automated using pattern recognition technologies.

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Published date: July 2009
Venue - Dates: eScience for Musicology, 2009-07-01 - 2009-07-02
Keywords: digital audio workstation, 3D graphics, graphical user-interface, music composition


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PURE UUID: aa543113-3a4b-4fe5-b321-8fa28aa2cf5e

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

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