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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ID Code: 9381
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: electronic music, theatre music production, composition for theatre, mill on the floss
ISSN: 1448-7780
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 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 14:36

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