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Strategies for spatial music performance: the practicalities and aesthetics of responsive systems design

Graham, Ricky and Bridges, Brian (2014) Strategies for spatial music performance: the practicalities and aesthetics of responsive systems design. Divergence Press, 3 (Dec 20). [Journal article]

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URL: http://www.divergencepress.com/Journal/JournalIssue/tabid/85/ID/19/categoryId/3/Strategies-for-spatial-music-performance-the-practicalities-and-aesthetics-of-responsive-systems-design.aspx

DOI: 10.5920/divp.2015.33


This article will explore practical and aesthetic questions concerning spatial music performance by interrogating new developments within an emerging hyperinstrumental practice. The performance system is based on an electric guitar with individuated audio outputs per string and multichannel loudspeaker array. A series of spatial music mapping strategies will explore in-kind relationships between a formal melodic syntax model and an ecological flocking simulator, exploiting broader notions of embodiment underpinning the metaphorical basis for the experience and understanding of musical structure. The extension and refinement of this system has been based on a combination of practice-led and theoretical developments. The resulting mapping strategies will forge new gestural narratives between physical and figurative gestural planes, culminating in a responsive, bodily based, and immersive spatial music performance practice. The operation of the performance system is discussed in relation to supporting audiovisual materials.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:spatial music, mapping, embodied cognition, hyperinstrument, gesture, aesthetics
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Arts > School of Creative Arts and Technologies
Research Institutes and Groups:Arts and Humanities Research Institute
Arts and Humanities Research Institute > Creative Arts and Technologies
ID Code:30933
Deposited By: Dr Brian Bridges
Deposited On:17 Feb 2015 09:28
Last Modified:17 Feb 2015 09:28

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