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Towards a Postmodal Movement for Computer Musicians

  • Author(s): Simmons, Josh
  • Advisor(s): Umezaki, Kojiro
  • et al.
Abstract

Due to the breadth of VR as a field of study, and its relatively young age as a medium, a set of best practices has yet to be established for computer musicians interested in integrating VR into their work. A distillation of research into music-VR study, as well as many other related fields of study is presented in order to provide a survey of literature that may aid the research of computer musicians operating in this field. Abstracted from this research is the proposal of a new concept, postmodality, a way of thinking about artwork that defies conventional genre-bound understanding. Building on this broad research, the creation process for a multi-iteration creative work involving VR as a central element is detailed. Both technological and artistic aspects of the work are discussed. Finally, conclusions are drawn from the research that suggest further steps to be taken in this line of inquiry.

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