The decibel scoreplayer: New developments and improved functionality

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In 2012 Western Australian new music ensemble Decibel launched a commercially available score reader application (app) for the iPad, on the iTunes store.1 The Decibel ScorePlayer allows for network-synchronised scrolling of proportional colour music scores on multiple iPads. It is designed to facilitate the reading of scores featuring predominantly non-traditional notation in rehearsal and performance. The Decibel ScorePlayer has recently been further developed to include a range of new functions. These include new score models, enhanced instructions delivery, network communication based on the Open Sound Control (OSC) protocol and the ability to package audio playback as part of a score file and improved networking protocols. This paper discusses the evolution of these additions and the way they have been driven by, and adopted in, compositions and performances by the ensemble.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication41st International Computer Music Conference, ICMC 2015
Subtitle of host publicationLooking Back, Looking Forward - Proceedings
EditorsRichard Dudas
Place of PublicationTexas, USA
PublisherInternational Computer Music Association
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)0984527443, 9780984527441
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event41st International Computer Music Conference: Looking Back, Looking Forward, ICMC 2015 - Denton, United States of America
Duration: 25 Sep 20151 Oct 2015

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Name41st International Computer Music Conference, ICMC 2015: Looking Back, Looking Forward - Proceedings


Conference41st International Computer Music Conference: Looking Back, Looking Forward, ICMC 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America

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