Maintaining and using provenance data in computer music

John Ffitch, Julian Padget

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E-Science is increasingly recognising the importance of provenance, that is the origin and subsequent history of a document, in assessing its value. We argue here that computer music can also benefit from incorporating indications of provenance at many levels. We recognise that the challenge is to create and maintain metadata noninvasively ... until, that is, the composer or musicologist wants access. Although this paper, having explored the general idea of computational provenance, describes an application to composition, in particular using the Csound system, the same idea could be incorporated into other systems. We also look forward to further possible applications.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 24 Aug 2008
EventInternational Computer Music Conference, ICMC 2008 - Belfast, Ireland
Duration: 24 Aug 200829 Aug 2008


ConferenceInternational Computer Music Conference, ICMC 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Media Technology
  • Music


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