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The Hungry Music Monster: How High Performance Computing will Change the Face of Music

Cynthia Maxwell  (University of California, Berkeley)

James McCartney  (AudioSyNth)
Curtis Roads  (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Xavier Serra  (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
Gary Scavone  (McGill University)
Diemo Schwarz  (Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique)
Panels Session
Friday,  10:30AM - 12:00PM
Room Ballroom F
This discussion will focus on the current needs and future trends of computer music as it relates to high performance computing. The panelists have a diverse background---from creating real time computing languages for music to developing next-generation computer music interfaces for networked performance---and represent the points of view of the most reputable institutions in the field. They have first-hand experience in solving some of the most challenging problems in the field of computer music. We will address the following questions: If computer music resources were as fast as we wished, what would we create? If computer music resources were as fast as we wished, how would that change musical performance and collaboration? What would the ultimate embodiment be of a computer music system, and what are the computational requirements for such a system?
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