Earle Brown's "25 pianos": a web interactive implementation

Guigue Didier

Departamento de Música, Universidade Federal da Paraíba

Fábio Gomes de Andrade

Departamento de Sistemas e Computação, Universidade Federal da Paraíba


Earle Brown's "25 pages for 1 to 25 pianos" is a typical "open form" composition, which let a range of variables up to the performer's decision. We explain why it represents a good case study for a web interactive implementation, on a musical as well as on a computing point of view. Then we describe how this implementation is being done in Java, discuss problems, solutions and on-going developments.

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