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We present computer-aided composition experiments related
to the notions of polyrhythmic structures and variable
tempo curves. We propose a formal context and some
tools that enable the generation of complex polyrhythms
with continuously varying tempos integrated in compositional
processes and performance, implemented as algorithms
and user interfaces.
Jean Bresson and John MacCallum. Tempo Curving as a Framework or Interactive Computer-Aided Composition. Proceedings of the Sound and Music Computing Conference (SMC). Maynooth, Ireland. 2015.