gestural performance

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This paper outlines the concepts and aims behind the musical performance piece, Cracea, composed for bass, drums and gestural instrument, the Telechord. The work forms part of practice-based research into the design and application of gestural systems for musical performance. It also provides a platform to assess the influence of gestural control on my own performance practice as a vocalist and live electronic musician and for developing an understanding of the broader themes concerned with gestural interaction in music. In gestural performance, the absence of a tangible object requires the performer to develop their unique physical language and refine their movement skills to achieve fine-grained musical control. Drawing on research by movement theorists in dance and embodied interaction design, I explore how gestural systems can contribute to enhanced bodily and kinaesthetic awareness for musicians, facilitating self-discovery and the exploration of new movement patterns.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)81-84
Number of pages4
JournalACMC2015 - Make! : proceedings of the annual conference of the Australasian Computer Music Association
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
EventAustralasian Computer Music Conference - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 18 Nov 201521 Nov 2015

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