Networked Music Performance

  • Leonardo GabrielliEmail author
  • Stefano Squartini
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Electrical and Computer Engineering book series (BRIEFSELECTRIC)


Networked music performances have been considered since a few decades in contemporary music composition. More recently, the enabling technologies for NMP have been also considered as a way to deliver classes to facilitate rehearsal or conduct proper music improvisation. Unfortunately after a few years of experiments through the Internet the interest has shifted toward the use of NMP for composition only and advancement in avant-garde music practice. NMP is also a means of reflection for the artists and the composer over new media technologies. For these reasons planning a NMP requires an interdisciplinary approach, evaluating both aesthetic and technical issues. In this book, intended for the technical reader, only the latter shall be addressed. However, to ease the exchange and expedite collaboration between technologists and artists an introduction on historical and current practices in NMP is provided. The lexicon and the dissertation on technical issues are intentionally left as simple as possible to facilitate readers with no specific technical background on digital signal processing, audio processing, and networking.


Networked music performance Network computer music Laptop orchestra 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.A3LabUniversità Politecnica delle MarcheAnconaItaly
  2. 2.Ancona UniversityAnconaItaly

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