(Pedagogia e Ricerca Internazionale sui Sistemi Musicali Assistiti)
(Pedagogy and International Research on Assisted Musical Systems)

In June 2001 a new musical research group called PRISMA has been created inside the Centro Tempo Reale (Florence). The group has developed a project consisting of five fields of activity: research, diffusion, production, promotion and teaching. The aim is to create a music founded on complex formal structures but still able to talk to emotions. PRISMA intends to work on a new composing technique – through interactive models – in order to establish a new practice where calculation and freedom meet into the musical writing.

By means of Computer Assisted Composition, the PRISMA group is formed by young but renown composers, who decided to work together to define a peculiar musical identity, while involving several institutions, research and production centers in Europe as well as interested researchers. The composers acting in PRISMA make their research by the Centro Tempo Reale in Florence, institution founded by Luciano Berio and directed by Nicola Bernardini. The Ecole Nationale de Musique de Montbéliard, directed by Jacques Clos, shares the principles of PRISMA group and offers the collaboration of its Ensemble (and its structure), also thanks to a convention defined with Tempo Reale for a mutual exchange of resident composers.Members of PRISMA group:

Participating composers:

Johannes Kretz


Guilherme Carvalho

Mikael Laurson

Gerard Assayag
Jean-Francois Charles
Jaques Clos
Thierry Coudys
Arshia Cont
Frederic Voisin

Paolo Aralla
Jacopo Baboni Schilingi
Nicola Evangelisti
Giacomo Platini
Michele Tadini

Torsten Anders
Kilian Sprotte
Hans Tutschku


Carlos Caires

Örjan Sandred


PRISMA – 01 Euresis Edizioni

Book of articles and essays of PRISMA group
Articles of first volume:
I. Reference Classes – Jacopo Baboni Schilingi
II. Outils informatiques pour la composition musicale assistée par ordinateur: un état de l’art – Carlos Agon et Gérard Assayag
III. L'analyse musicale contrastive – Frederic Voisin
IV. Morphological analysis – Paolo Aralla
V. L’application des paramètres compositionnels au traitement sonore dans la composition mixte et électroacoustique - Hans Tutschku
VI. Searching for a rhythmical language - Örjan Sandred
VII. The three levels of interaction in the Interactive Models of Composition - Jacopo Baboni Schilingi
VIII. Transposition protocols and morphological distance - Giacomo Platini
IX. Geometric figures and music writing : courses and means for the composition - Nicola Evangelisti
X. Idea and style – Means for the generation and real time sound treatment - Michele Tadini
XI. Continuous Gestures of Structured Material - Experiences in Computer Aided Composition - Johannes Kretz

Centro Tempo Reale – Villa Strozzi – Via Pisana 77 – I-50143 Firenze, Italy
Euresis Edizioni – viale Col di Lana 12 – I-20136 Milano, Italy

E-mail : Jacopo Baboni Schilingi: jbs(at)centrotemporeale.it
Giacomo Platini: giacomo.platini(at)centrotemporeale.it
Johannes Kretz:

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Price of book: 14 Euro