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      The Musicians of Memory – compositional silence and the audio-visuality of sound

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      Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA)
      Electronic Visualisation and the Arts
      12 - 14 July 2016
      Multi-sensory, Computer-aided, Melodic-anchor, Silence, Stillness
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            Abstract

            As a multi-sensory composer I am concerned with the inter-relationship between the human voice and abstract sound and the use of rhythm, intonation, accent and tone as an original source for compositional exploration. In practice, this represents the use and application of voiced sound recorded in public spaces, including political demonstrations and rhetoric, as the stimuli for computer-aided composition. Using the inherent rhythmic patterns that occur in this context, I am concerned with the creation of a melodic abstract response while engaged in contemporary composition. Representing an opportunist and creative response to rendering sound using digital technologies without imposing pre-determined images, the need to “picture” a response is unnecessary – the imagery is in the sound and individual social, cultural and personal experiences. The Musicians of Memory intends to illustrate how irregular and regular audio phrases pass between generations, creating opportunities to reflect on the potential of digital sound to enhance our sense of space, time and compositional processing. This new work creates opportunities to consider the implications of using digital technologies as a means to a creative end. What is gained from processing sound in this way? What is lost when marginalising the analogue techniques of the past? How are new technologies influencing the ways we interact with and experience sound?

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            Contributors
            Conference
            July 2016
            July 2016
            : 49-52
            Affiliations
            [1 ] Multi-sensory Artist

            Alton, Hampshire, UK
            Article
            10.14236/ewic/EVA2016.10
            3e5eda3b-bc50-43e2-84d4-34ee0d049f22

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            Electronic Visualisation and the Arts
            EVA
            London, UK
            12 - 14 July 2016
            Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
            Electronic Visualisation and the Arts
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            Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
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            Categories
            Electronic Workshops in Computing

            Applied computer science,Computer science,Security & Cryptology,Graphics & Multimedia design,General computer science,Human-computer-interaction
            Multi-sensory,Silence,Computer-aided,Stillness,Melodic-anchor

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