Eliot Hedeman is currently a senior studying composition and computer science at Western Michigan University. His focus is on work involving acoustic instruments alongside electronic elements, such as fixed media and interactive live electronics. Because of his technical background in computer science and electronic music production, Eliot attempts to push the boundaries of what is possible with current technologies, as well as writing his own software when needed. He studies composition under Dr. Christopher Biggs and Dr. Lisa Coons.
Open Source ethos - Open Source software revolutionized the way computing was done in the late nineties, and continues to improve every aspect of our technical lives. All of the music I produce is under the GNU pubic license in an attempt to foster collaboration and spontaneous improvement of my works. All of the scores I am working on, or have finished will be available on this site in PDF form, and full source material (Sibelius, MAX/MSP, source code, etc.) upon request via Eliot.D.Hedeman@gmail.com or at github.com/EliotHedeman.
For Piano and Fixed Media
Performed by Cassandra Kaczor
Ideas of Fire
For Dancer and Fixed Media
Dance by Emily Rayburn
SortMe is a tool created to sort large collections of music, while using an extremely low amount of resources. This software is written in C#, and makes use of the TagLib Sharp library.
More information, and source code can be found at github.com/EliotHedeman/Sortme.V2
The common practice project aims to provide musicologists tools for analyzing common practice music using open source software.
The first goal I am working towards is the creation of a database to store pieces which are in the public domain.
The second goal is to create a query interface to allow anyone to search for the occurrence of a certain musical idea. This simple action can provide interesting insights into the development of western music over time. This part of the project was inspired by the Google Books ngram viewer.
Computational musicology could provide information about our musical heritage that would have taken lifetimes to uncover, in fractions of a second.
Source code for this project can be found at Github.com/EliotHedeman/CommonPracticeProject
When available, Max patches and programs I have written will be available for download in this part of the site.
When available, Max objects I have written will be available for download in this part of the site.