writings

Some of my musings and rants about contemporary music can be found on /nu/thing, a blog in Italian I have founded together with five of my favorite composers.

I have also written some computer music papers and articles, mostly (but not only) about bach and cage:

  • A. Agostini, D. Ghisi, “Pitches in bach”, Proceedings of the International Conference on Technologise for Music Notation and Representation (TENOR 2018), Montreal, Canada, p. 119-128 (PDF)
  • D. Ghisi, A. Agostini, E. Maestri, “Recreating Gérard Grisey’s Vortex Temporum with cage”, Proceedings of the International Computer Music Conference (ICMC 2016), Utrecht, The Netherlands, p. 589-596 (PDF)
  • A. Agostini, D. Ghisi, “A Max Library for Musical Notation and Computer-Aided Composition”, Computer Music Journal, Volume 39, No. 2, p. 11–27, 2015 (abstract)
  • A. Agostini, É. Daubresse, D. Ghisi, “cage: una libreria di alto livello per la composizione assistita da computer in tempo reale”, Proceedings of the XX Colloquio d’Informatica Musicale (CIM 2014), Roma, Italy, p. 17–22, 2014 — NB: this article is an Italian translation of “cage: a high-level library for real-time computer-aided composition” (see below)
  • A. Agostini, É. Daubresse, D. Ghisi, “cage: a high-level library for real-time computer-aided composition”, Proceedings of the joint International Computer Music Conference and Sound & Music Conference (ICMC|SMC|2014), Athens, Greece, p. 308–313, 2014 (PDF)
  • A. Agostini, É. Daubresse, D. Ghisi, “cage: une librairie de haut niveau dédiée à la composition assistée par ordinateur dans Max”, Proceedings of the Journées d’Informatique Musicale (JIM 2014), Bruges, France, p. 141–146 — NB: this article is in large part a French translation of “cage: a high-level library for real-time computer-aided composition” (see above)
  • A. Agostini, D. Ghisi, “Real-time computer-aided composition with bach”, Contemporary Music Review, Volume 32, Part 1, p. 41–48, 2013 (abstract and preview)
  • A. Agostini, D. Ghisi, “bach: an environment for computer-aided composition in Max”, Proceedings of the International Computer Music Conference (ICMC 2012), Ljubljana, Slovenia, p. 373–378, 2012 (PDF)
  • A. Agostini, D. Ghisi, “Gestures, events and symbols in the bach environment”, Proceedings of the Journées d’Informatique Musicale (JIM 2012), Mons, Belgium, p. 247–255, 2012 (PDF)
  • A. Agostini, “A system for advanced additive synthesis in Max/MSP”, Ircam Composer in Research Report, 2011 (PDF)