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Real-Time Composer-Performer Collaboration As Explored In Wilderness, A Dance And Audio Installation

Abstract From fall 2010 to spring 2011, the author was the pianist in twenty public performances of Wilderness, a site-adaptable dance and audio installation by choreographer Yanira Castro and composer Stephan Moore. Wilderness's music was generated as the result of an algorithmic treatment of data collected from the movements of both dancers and audience members within the performance space. The immediacy of using movement to instantaneously generate sounds resulted in the need for a real-time notational environment inhabited by a sight-reading musician. Wilderness provided the author the opportunity to extensively explore an extreme sight-reading environment, as well as the experience of playing guided improvisations over existing materials wh... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Dauphinais, Michael David (Author) / Campbell, Andrew (Advisor) / Hackbarth, Glenn (Committee member) / Mcallister, Timothy (Committee member) / Pilafian, J. Samuel (Committee member) / Ryan, Russell (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Music / collaboration / experimental / improvisation / installation / real-time notation
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 45 pages
Language English
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Note D.M.A. Music 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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