Provenance 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 non-invasively ... 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 ncorporated into other systems. We also look forward to further possible applications.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Computer Music Conference (ICMC), 2008
Place of PublicationBelfast, N. Ireland
PublisherICMA and Queen's University, Belfast
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9780971319264
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventInternational Computer Music Conference, 2008 - Belfast, Ireland
Duration: 24 Aug 200829 Aug 2008


ConferenceInternational Computer Music Conference, 2008


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