Multimodal performer coordination as a creative compositional parameter

Goves, Larry (2020) Multimodal performer coordination as a creative compositional parameter. Tempo (293). ISSN 1478-2286 (In Press)

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This paper looks at a creative trajectory in my recent work; an on-going exploration into how the coordination of and precise interaction between performers in music-performance can be considered a primary compositional parameter (and perhaps compositional material in its own right). This investigation began with a survey of performer interactions in Olivier Messiaen’s Quatuor pour le fin du temps and older music of my own. This led to an interest in the entanglement of ‘instrumental theatre’ (as in the ‘theatre that results from instrumental performance’ proposed by critic Heinz-Klaus Metzger and appropriated by (amongst others) Mauricio Kagel) and compositional scenarios in which performer behaviours, in relation to coordination and interaction, contribute idiosyncratically (i.e. outside of the more typical interpretation/improvisation models) to the music.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
Depositing User: Thomas Wise
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2020 11:58
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2020 12:11

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