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Tele-Improvisation: Intercultural Interaction in the Online Global Music Jam Session

  • This is the first known examination of intercultural tele-improvisatory music making that considers the role of culture in the interactive networked musical experience

  • Demonstrates how cross-cultural musicians negotiate spatial and temporal dislocation, distributed agency, as well as the unfamiliar musical, cultural and phenomenological characteristics of telematic interaction

  • Illustrates the approaches and strategies that cross-cultural musicians develop to interact in intercultural tele-improvisation, based on extensive research of online performances

  • Provides readers with an understanding of the musical and cognitive components of tele-musical interaction, and how cross-cultural musicians express and perceive intentionality and causation in tele-improvisatory music performance


Part of the Springer Series on Cultural Computing book series (SSCC)

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About this book


This research monograph explores the rapidly expanding field of networked music making and the ways in which musicians of different cultures improvise together online. It draws on extensive research to uncover the creative and cognitive approaches that geographically dispersed musicians develop to interact in displaced tele-improvisatory collaboration. It presents a multimodal analysis of three tele-improvisatory performances that examine how cross-cultural musician’s express and perceive intentionality in these interactions, as well as their experiences of distributed agency and tele-presence.

Tele-Improvisation: Intercultural Interaction in the Online Global Music Jam Session will provide essential reading for musician’s, postgraduate students, researchers and educators, working in the areas of telematic performance, musicology, music cognition, intercultural communication, distance collaboration and learning, digital humanities, Computer Supported Cooperative Work and HCI.


Telematics Networked Music Intercultural Collaboration Telepresence Cyberperformance Embodied Cognition

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  1. 1.University of Technology SydneySydneyAustralia

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