The Mill on the Floss: A Case Study in the use of Voice and Electronics in the Theatre
Hewitt, Donna G. (2006) The Mill on the Floss: A Case Study in the use of Voice and Electronics in the Theatre. In Wilkie, Sonia & Haines, Christian (Eds.) Australasian Computer Music Conference - ACMC-06, July, 2006, Adelaide Elder Conservatorium.
This paper provides an overview and evaluation of the author's use of voice and electronics in a theatrical production of 'The Mill on the Floss'. Traditionally, voice is the central instrument in theatre, It is a primary means for expressing the ideas and emotional content of the script and it's use as a sound source therefore, provides a fertile playing field for the electroacoustic composer. The compositional materials for 'the Mill on the Floss' focus on the use of voice as a primary sound source and where possible, the voices of the actors in the production have been used. The voice is explored not only for its emotive qualities, but also as a signifier of identity and identity theory forms an important framework for the compositional structure. This paper presents a case study for the various ways in which electro-acoustic treatment of voice can be used to enhance expression of the ideas and themes in a production of 'The Mill on the Floss'.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||electronic music, theatre music production, composition for theatre, mill on the floss|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400) > Musicology and Ethnomusicology (190409)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2006 Donna G. Hewitt|
|Deposited On:||13 Sep 2007|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 14:36|
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