by Paul Turowski
September 7, 2016, 1:15 pm

Frontier is a digital game piece in which musicians improvise together while collectively influencing an avatar in its journey to the edges of a digital world. Sounds made by the performers are picked up via microphone and particular features like event density, consonance, and spectral flux are mapped to game functions like avatar movement and interaction with NPCs (non-player characters). Primarily, the game/score software serves to provide a dynamic framework for musical improvisers, guiding musical choices with game goals such as exploration, survival, and high score attainment.

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Composition and Performance (21) AV Media (14) Music for Digital Games (5) Improvisation (5)