The cyclotron: A tool for playing with time

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The Cyclotron is a graphical tool and associated software engine for creating and manipulating meters. The history and motivations for creating the Cyclotron are described, and recent work in metric theory is highlighted to provide a theoretical context for considering ways of conceiving of time digitally. Several examples are explored, in particular the Norwegian telespringar, a dance meter that poses particular challenges to metric theory. Finally, the use of the Cyclotron in recent and in-progress compositions is described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - 2008
EventInternational Computer Music Conference, ICMC 2008 - Belfast, Ireland
Duration: Aug 24 2008Aug 29 2008


ConferenceInternational Computer Music Conference, ICMC 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Media Technology
  • Music


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