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Affective spatialities in the acousmatic arts

Parkes, Bethan Rachel (2011) Affective spatialities in the acousmatic arts. MMus(R) thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

This paper investigates the concept of affective spatialities in the acousmatic arts, by means of an exploration and exemplification of the theory that the listener may experience a sense of presence in the environment of the acousmatic work (the virtual acoustic space) which is inherently linked to their awareness of their state of being there. The claims and concepts of this theory are investigated in particular in relation to Gernot Böhme’s aesthetic theory based on the concept of atmospheres, and are developed specifically in relation to auditory experience. The value of this theory as an approach to listening, and as a direction for contributing to the discourse on acousmatic spatiality is exemplified through a discussion of a personal listening experience of Jeph Jerman’s Albuquerque Hotel Room. Creative Portfolio: This portfolio presents two acousmatic works: Elastic Geographies and As the Sea Haunts the Shore. The accompanying CD contains: Track 1 - Elastic Geographies and Track 2 - As the Sea Haunts the Shore. The essay discusses the compositional processes involved in the creation of these two works, highlighting some of the theories that influenced my approach to composition, as well as explaining the initial ideas behind each work.

Item Type: Thesis (MMus(R))
Qualification Level: Masters
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: Miss Bethan Parkes
Unique ID: glathesis:2011-3372
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 18 May 2012
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2012 14:06
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/3372

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