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      Back to the Future and Forward to the Past: Zukunftsmusik and the aesthetics of immersive classical music experience



      Proceedings of EVA London 2020 (EVA 2020)

      AI and the Arts: Artificial Imagination

      6th July – 9th July 2020

      Zukunftsmusik, Immersive experience, Agency, Virtual reality, 6DoF, Ambisonics, Opera, Concerto



            We showcase relevant aesthetic considerations of an interaction design for immersive experience informed by Zukunftsmusik. The ‘Zukunftsmusiker’ movement emerged at the verge of the 20th century and intends to encompass a holistic experience incorporating the active participation of all senses with its corresponding action. Amongst other features, we highlight aspects related to diegesis, agency, and attention centring of the visual and auditory field by examining two renditions of The Ravens , a 3D 360-degrees guided experience as well as a 6-degrees-of-freedom multi-view experience of the eponymous piano composition by the first author. With their design rationale of participatory experience, these renditions aim to set off a renewed technological consideration of the Zukunftsmusik paradigm. Ultimately, this paradigm may reach out towards an audience demographic that was previously mostly unknown in contemporary music: The user.


            Author and article information

            July 2020
            July 2020
            : 112-119
            [0001]Hong Kong Baptist University

            Department of Music

            Hong Kong
            [0002]Aalborg University

            Dept. of Communication & Psychology

            Aalborg, Denmark
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            Proceedings of EVA London 2020
            EVA 2020
            6th July – 9th July 2020
            Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
            AI and the Arts: Artificial Imagination
            Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
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            Electronic Workshops in Computing


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