This post-scriptum relates my personal reflections on transdiscipinary research led during my PhD thesis and beyond.
I introduce the notion of interactive music dispositif to explicitly consider the scientific and musical norms that may condition human knowledge, actions, and feelings toward interactive systems. I argue that music research can be led through dispositif design, that is, through the technical realization of aesthetically-functioning artifacts
that challenge these cultural norms.
I provide a critical assessment on the scientific and musical norms that may determine interactive music dispositifs, focusing on machine learning as a scientific discipline. I build on three art and design projects led in parallel of the thesis—Paroles d’Exil, Sound Control, & (lutheries)²—to demonstrate how practice can help inject values within interdisciplinary research, thus becoming transdisciplinary.
Post-scriptum in PhD thesis (2020)