Hewitt, Donna G. & Huddy, Avril (2010) IDOL. [Performance]

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Idol is a collaborative performance work for vocal performer and dancers. The work explores movement and sound relative to a vocal interface called the eMic (Extended Microphone Interface Controller). The eMic is a gestural controller designed by the composer for live vocal performance an real-time processing. The process for generating the work involves the choreographer being provided an opportunity to experiment with gestures ad movement relative to the eMic interface. The choreographer explored the interface as an object,a prop, an instrument and as an extension of the body. the movement was then videoed and the data coming from the sensors simultaneously recorded. The data and the video were then used as part of the compositional process, allowing the composer to see what the performance looks like and to experiment with mapping strategies using the captured sensor data. This approach represents a new compositional direction for working with the eMic, in that previously the compositional process commenced at the computer, building processing patches and assigning parameters to eMic sensors. In order to play the composition, the body needed to adapt to 'playing' the instrument. This approach treats the eMic like a traditional instrument that requires the human body to develop a command over the instrument. Working with the movement as a starting point inverts the process using choreographic gestures as the basis for musical structures.

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ID Code: 38555
Item Type: Creative Work (Performance)
Refereed: No
Funders: Australia Council for the Arts (New Work/ New Media), QUT
Measurements or Duration: 8'56"
Number of Pieces: 1
Location: From date: To date:
Eugene Goosens Hall, Sydney, NSW, Australia 2010-06-18
Otis Bar, Wollongong, NSW, Australia 2010-10-27
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Keywords: eMic, voice, electronics, performance, gestural
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400)
Divisions: Past > Schools > Dance
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Schools > Music & Sound
Copyright Owner: Copyright Donna Hewitt 2010
Deposited On: 07 Feb 2011 00:07
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 05:58

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