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Musical applications of physical computing

Scott, Calum Collinson (2011) Musical applications of physical computing. MMus(R) thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

This paper presents a music technology portfolio consisting of 5 distinct projects, which are each concerned with the concept of physicality in digital music. The work seeks to address acoustic ecologist R. Murray Schafer’s concept of schizophonia by imbuing digital music systems with signatures from the analog world through the use of emerging technologies of physical computing. Physical control methods were developed and explored for this purpose as well as the use of computer controlled mechanical actuators operating on acoustic objects. The resultant projects vary in form - encompassing aspects of automated musical performance, installation and interactive art as well as design and programming - but in all the link between sound and source is in some way given physical tangibility.

Item Type: Thesis (MMus(R))
Qualification Level: Masters
Keywords: music, sonic art, physical computing, schizophonia
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
Colleges/Schools: College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > Music
Supervisor's Name: Fells, Dr. Nick
Date of Award: 2011
Depositing User: Mr Calum C Scott
Unique ID: glathesis:2011-2442
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2011
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2012 13:55
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/2442

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