Included as part of the proceedings of ICMC 2022
2022 ICMC Paper Presentation
Improvising Avatars: Conceptualizing Game Environments as a New Medium for Procedurally Interactive Computer Music
This is a presentation of research outlining the technical and aesthetic considerations in conceptualizing, constructing a virtual game environment as a new medium for procedurally interactive computer music.er controller.
In an effort to derive novel, electro-acoustic improvisational techniques based on non-linear, procedural human-computer interaction, the virtual player’s gestural options, as well as their discreet and continuous movements, are converted into a stream of running data. By constructing a musical environment in this manner, there exists an inescapable duality between the participating musicians, where the human performer and virtual player’s output greatly influences the decision- making process of the other, and by extension, the processing of the audio and video source material.