Rodrigo Constanzo’s dfscore system
The system is currently being developed thanks to a commission by Jazz North and will be free available and documented throughout the process.
The dfscore system is a dynamic score display system built to function over a local network to display a variety of musical material.
The system is currently being developed thanks to a commission by Jazz North and will be freely available and documented throughout the process.
The main approach to the architecture will be a stand-alone application (called “dfs Performer”) which runs on the performers computers and then a series of tools for constructing dynamic compositions, which would run on a master computer.
You can find the current version of the dfs Performer software here:
“The primary motivations for building the system were to allow for a middle ground between composition and improvisation and to be able to dynamically restructure and reorchestrate material on any given instrumentation.
The dfscore system enables groups of any size to collectively improvise without a conductor while still retaining moments of synchronicity. Each performer’s laptop, connected to a central router, displays information that is only relevant to them: melodic or rhythmic fragments, accompanying tempo and count in, role to assume.
With Jazz North’s support I will be workshopping the software and compositional/improvisational approaches used therein and am happy to hear feedback about how it can be used/implemented.”