Choreographic approaches to music composition for a new musical interface : the eMic
Hewitt, Donna G. (2011) Choreographic approaches to music composition for a new musical interface : the eMic. In Williamon, Aaron, Edwards, Darryl, & Bartel, Lee (Eds.) Proceedings of the International Symposium on Performance Science 2011, European Association of Conservatoires (AEC), University of Toronto, Toronto, pp. 169-174.
Gesture in performance is widely acknowledged in the literature as an important element in making a performance expressive and meaningful.
The body has been shown to play an important role in the production and perception of vocal performance in particular. This paper is interested in the role of gesture in creative works that seek to extend vocal performance via technology. A creative work for vocal performer, laptop computer and a Human Computer Interface called the eMic (Extended Microphone Stand Interface controller) is presented as a case study, to explore the relationships between movement, voice production, and musical expression.
The eMic is an interface for live vocal performance that allows the singers’ gestures and interactions with a sensor based microphone stand to be captured and mapped to musical parameters. The creative work discussed in this paper presents a new compositional approach for the eMic by working with movement as a starting point for the composition and thus using choreographed gesture as the basis for musical structures. By foregrounding the body and movement in the creative process, the aim is to create a more visually engaging performance where the performer is able to more effectively use the body to express their musical objectives.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||eMic, gestural, controller, voice, technology, interface, choreography|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty|
Current > Schools > Music & Sound
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2011 Donna Hewitt|
|Deposited On:||03 Oct 2011 11:27|
|Last Modified:||03 Oct 2011 20:33|
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