Tools for interaction with the creative process of composition
|Title||Tools for interaction with the creative process of composition|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||1990|
|Authors||Schiphorst T., Calvert T., Lee C., Welman C., Gaudet S.|
|Conference Name||Proceedings of the SIGCHI conference on Human factors in computing systems: Empowering people|
|Conference Location||Seattle, Washington, United States|
This paper explores the nature of creative composition particularly as it applies to dance, and describes the development of interactive computer based tools to assist the composer. The hierarchical nature of the composition process calls for an interface which allows the composer the flexibility to move back and forth between alternate views and conceptual levels of abstraction. COMPOSE, an interactive system for the composition of dance has been implemented on Silicon Graphics and Apple workstations. The user visually composes in space and in time using menus of postures and sequences. Paths can be edited and an animation of the dance composition allows the final result to be evaluated.