Presentations at Goldsmiths Music Research Seminar and The Totally Huge New Music Festival Symposium
This week will be presenting two different pieces of original research. The first, at Goldsmith's Music Research Seminar on Tuesday 19 May, discusses my recently developed interactive electronics program Emanations.
ABSTRACT: Emanaitons is a powerful tool for expanding the possibilities of live improviation in both an acoustic and electronic context. Designed as a standalone system, Emanations responds dynamically to any potential input in a live performance, matching stored musical phrases with the incoming audio and outputting the result. This presentation will discuss how perceptual factors other than pitch and amplitude are integrated into the system, and how phrase matching is approached to generate the appropriate output.
The second research presentation will be at the TURA New Music Totally Huge New Music Festival Symposium on Thursday 21 May. Entitled NOIZEMASCHIN!! : A new model of live performance in Perth, Western Australia from 2011 to the present day, this paper will discuss the experimental music series Noizemaschin!! which I curated and co-created with SKoT McDonald. The paper will be presented by SKoT McDonald on my behalf.
ABSTRACT: This paper documents the creation of the experimental concert series Noizemaschin!!, and the emergent model of live performance on which the series was built. Noizemaschin!! was created in response to the lack of a regular experimental music night in Perth, and utilised an innovative format. In an attempt to break away from the existing culture of experimental music, and experimental music performance, Noizemaschin!! billed itself as a noise gig, a departure which was reinforced by Noizemaschin!!’s unique approach to curation, format, and community engagement. With Noizemaschin!! celebrating its fourth birth-a-versary in 2015, this paper concludes with a discussion of the role we hope Noizemaschin!! will play in Perth’s experimental musical future.
As part of the Totally Huge New Music Festival a number of different graphical scores and concert posters are being exhibited at the State Library of Western Australia as part of the launch of the WA New Music Archive. An excerpt of my score The Days When Crows Would Watch Us Play II is on display as part of this exhibition, courtesy of Adam Trainer and Cat Hope. The exhibition is a fantastic collection of memoribilia of WA's New Music over the past 45 years.
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Photo courtesy of Cat Hope