The Bucket System – A computer mediated signaling system for group improvisation

Palle Dahlstedt, Per Anders Nilsson, Gino Robair

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The Bucket System is a new system for computer-mediated ensemble improvisation, designed by improvisers for improvisers. Coming from a tradition of structured free ensemble improvisation practices (comprovisation), influenced by post-WW2 experimental music practices, it is a signaling system implemented with a set of McMillen QuNeo controllers as input and output interfaces, powered by custom software. It allows for a new kind of on-stage compositional/improvisation interaction.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME 2015)
EditorsEdgar Berdahl
Number of pages2
Place of PublicationBaton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
PublisherLouisiana State University
Publication date31 May 2015
ISBN (Print)978-0-692-49547-6
Publication statusPublished - 31 May 2015
EventNew Interfaces for Musical Expression - Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, United States
Duration: 31 May 20153 Jun 2015
Conference number: 15


ConferenceNew Interfaces for Musical Expression
LocationLouisiana State University
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBaton Rouge


  • improvisation
  • composition
  • system


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