Sounds from the empty city : a practice-led case study in the confluence of music, narrative and emotion

Megarrity, David (2008) Sounds from the empty city : a practice-led case study in the confluence of music, narrative and emotion. In International Conference on Music and Emotion, 31st August – 3rd September 2009, Durham University, Durham. (Unpublished)

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The creative practice: the adaptation of picture book The Empty City (Megarrity/Oxlade, Hachette 2007) into an innovative, interdisciplinary performance for children which combines live performance, music, projected animation and performing objects. The researcher, in the combined roles of writer/composer proposes deliberate experiments in music, narrative and emotion in the various drafts of the adaptation, and tests them in process and performance product. A particular method of composing music for live performance is tested in against the emergent needs of a collaborative, intermedial process. The unpredictable site of research means that this project is both looking to address both pre-determined and emerging points of inquiry. This analysis (directed by audience reception) finds that critical incidents of intermediality between music, narrative, action and emotion translate directly into highlights of the performance.

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ID Code: 32306
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
Divisions: Past > Schools > Drama
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 David Megarrity
Deposited On: 20 May 2010 01:27
Last Modified: 31 May 2011 14:56

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