"Cooking a Canon with RUBATO®" Performance Aspects of J.S, Bach's "Kunst der Fuge"

Joachim Stange-Elbe, Guerino Mazzola

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We present and discuss an experimental investigation of Johann Sebastian Bach's "Kunst der Fuge" on the RUBATO analysis and performance platform. Three resultsare presented: (1) Soniiication of analysis yields an immediate evidence of well-organized metrical structure. (2) Valid performances of major works of European Music can be construed in a puzzle paradigm of combinatorial construction rather than in fuzzy metaphors of creativity and inspiration. (3) Prejudice-free, analysis-driven strategies seem to yield more interesting performances than strategies which try to reach a preset expressive style-target.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalInternational Computer Music Conference, ICMC Proceedings
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes
Event24th International Computer Music Conference, ICMC 1998 - Ann Arbor, United States
Duration: Oct 1 1998Oct 6 1998

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