Interactions with musical instruments can be viewed thorugh the lens of nonlinear dynamical systems. Musical interactions can be thought of as the governance of trajectories through the specific phase space instantiated by a particular system. In this talk, To Mudd will look at these processes and in his own digital synthesis work implemented in the Gutter Synthesis interaction in terms of the specific materiality of algorithms (wether physical or digital) help to make a solid connection across the divides between the material nature of musical tool, and the specific manifestations of interactions in musical practices.

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Tom Mudd

Interacting with Nonlinear Dynamical Agents

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