The BigBang Rubette

Florian Thalmann, Guerino B. Mazzola

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This chapter introduces the example of a complex and convenient rubette that has been created using the aforementioned rubette programming interface. The so-called BigBang rubette makes full use of Rubato Composer’s mathematical framework. It was implemented during a research visit by Florian Thalmann at the School of Music of the University of Minnesota and presented at the ICMC 2008 in Belfast [69]. Inspired by the gestural aspect and the immediacy of human improvisation, it provides an interactive visual and aural interface for applying Rubato Composer’s complex mathematical operations in real time by using simple mouse gestures. The underlying paradigm encourages a more spontaneous and explorative way of composing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComputational Music Science
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages18
StatePublished - 2009

Publication series

NameComputational Music Science
ISSN (Print)1868-0305
ISSN (Electronic)1868-0313

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Publisher Copyright:
© 2009, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.


  • Gestural Interaction
  • Mouse Button
  • Popup Menu
  • Rotation Tool
  • Screen Parameter

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