Desain, P., & Honing, H. (1991). Tempo curves considered harmful (part 2). Array, 11(4), 8-10.


A column (the second of a series of three) constitutes an abridged and adapted version of Tempo curves considered harmful . M (an amateur mathematician) and P (a would-be psychologist) incorporated some generative models for expressive timing in their sequencer program. This proved partially succesful but it missed the point of applying sensible transformations to an already recorded performance (of the theme from the six variations over the duet Nel cor piò non mi sento by Ludwig van Beethoven). Disappointed with the results, they retreated in the library.

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