Prelude for Clarinet and Computer: a Confluence of Technological and Musical Choices


Richard Dudas


This paper describes the compositional and technical aspects of the author’s composition Prelude for Clarinet and Computer, a work for amplified clarinet and real-time audio processing using the Max/MSP graphical programming environment. The audio signal processing technologies and musical choices for this piece have a tightly interwoven relationship: many of the technological developments were motivated by musical necessity, and conversely the construction of some of the musical material was a direct result of technological considerations.

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  • Proceedings of the Asia Computer Music Project 2011, Tokyo, Japan, 2011, pp. 69-72

Where this paper has been cited:

• Furniss, P., Dudas, R., “Transcription, Adaptation and Maintenance in Live Electronic Performance with Acoustic Instruments,” Proceedings of the Joint International Computer Music Conference (ICMC) and Sound and Music Computing Conference (SMC), Athens, Greece, 2014.

• Dixon, Gregory H., Fractures for Clarinet and Computer, PhD Dissertation, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, USA, 2012