The Maxwell Demon: a proposal for modeling in ecological synthesis in art practices




Comprovisation, Socio-ecological system, Performance/experiment


This paper aims to expand the research on ecological synthesis models (KELLER, 1999) through the inclu- sion of improvisation practice. We propose a formalization of creative processes in sonic improvisatory-compositio- nal environments (targeting comprovisation), based on ecologically grounded creative practices. Our approach en- tails the use of socio-ecological models that deal with complex adaptive systems [SIBERTIN et al., 2011]. We develo- ped a performance/experiment called The Maxwell Demon, as a case study. The observations done during the study indicate that imitation is an important strategy for creative activities in socio-ecological systems. Improvisation may provide a relevant sonic content in ecological environments, enhancing their flexibility without losing consistency. Keywords: Comprovisation; Socio-Ecological System; Performance/Experiment 


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Biografia do Autor

Luzilei Aliel da Silva, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brasil,

Damián Keller, Universidade Federal do Acre, Rio Branco, Acre, Brasil,

Rogério Luiz Moraes Costa, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brasil,


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ALIEL DA SILVA, L.; KELLER, D.; LUIZ MORAES COSTA, R. The Maxwell Demon: a proposal for modeling in ecological synthesis in art practices. Revista Música Hodie, Goiânia, v. 18, n. 1, p. 103–116, 2018. DOI: 10.5216/mh.v18i1.53575. Disponível em: Acesso em: 6 jul. 2022.