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Issue: XXI.2 March + April 2014
Page: 10
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Ben Bengler, Nick Bryan-Kinns

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Polymetros is an interactive collaborative music system that enables people to play, improvise, and compose music together on the fly. Inspired by minimalist composing techniques, each player can contribute to the collaborative composition via their own physical instrument. Designed as an inviting audience experience for festivals and exhibitions, Polymetros facilitates a form of music-making that is immediate, open-ended, and social while appreciating music as an inclusive and enjoyable group activity rather than an exclusive expert profession.

Bengler, B., Bryan-Kinns, N. Designing collaborative musical experiences for broad audiences. Proc. of the 9th ACM Conference on Creativity & Cognition. ACM, New York, NY, 2013, 234–242.

Ben Bengler, Queen Mary University of London
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Nick Bryan-Kinns, Queen Mary University of London
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