QTCheck to feature at ICMA conference in New York

2019 International Computer Music Conference will include a paper on the new fingering-checking tool
QTCheck, a software tool developed by Jonathan Pitkin which allows composers writing for quarter-tone alto flute to check their ideas for awkward fingerings, will be the subject of an academic paper to be given by the author at this year's International Computer Music Conference (ICMC) in New York City. Jonathan began developing the tool while composing Multi(poly)phonies for flautist Carla Rees and the ensemble rarescale in 2016-7. The paper will discuss the functions and significance of QTCheck, and report on an evaluation exercise which has seen other composers use the software to help them produce new pieces for the instrument.

The ICMC, which takes place from June 16-23, is billed as the preeminent annual gathering for computer music researchers and practitioners from around the world.

More information about QTCheck can be found on the Tools/Software page.