“Hyperscore: A Freehand Drawing Interface for Music Composition” by Farbood and Pasztor

  • ©Morwaread M. Farbood and Egon Pasztor


Entry Number: 10


    Hyperscore: A Freehand Drawing Interface for Music Composition


Project Affiliation:

    MIT Media Lab


    Hyperscore is a graphical computer-assisted composition system intended for users of all musical backgrounds. It presents a unique interface which takes input in the form of freehand drawing, allowing users to compose pieces of music by literally sketching them out.

Other Information:


    FARBOOD, M., 2000. Hyperscore piece composed by children. http://web.media.mit.edu/ ̃ mary/etech hyperscore/.

    FARBOOD, M. 2001. Hyperscore: A New Approach to Interactive, Computer-Generated Music. Master’s thesis, MIT.

    IWAI, T., 1996. http://www.iamas.ac.jp/ ̃ iwai/simtunes/. LOHNER, H. 1986. The UPIC System: A User’s Report. Computer Music Journal 10, 4, 42–49.

    MACHOVER, T., 2003. http://www.toysymphony.net.

    SUBOTNIK, M., 1999. Musical Sketch Pads online activity. http://www.creatingmusic.com/mmm.

    WENGER, E., 2001. Metasynth. http://www.uisoftware.com/.


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