Water, image, gesture and sound: composing and performing an interactive audiovisual work

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Journal Article
Digital Creativity, 2017, 28 (3), pp. 177 - 195
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© 2017 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. Performing and composing for interactive audiovisual system presents many challenges to the performer. Working with visual, sonic and gestural components requires new skills and new ways of thinking about performance. However, there are few studies that focus on performer experience with interactive systems. We present the work Blue Space for oboe and interactive audiovisual system, highlighting the evolving process of the collaborative development of the work. We consider how musical and technical demands interact in this process, and outline the challenges of performing with interactive systems. Using the development of Blue Space as a self-reflective case study, we examine the role of gestures in interactive audiovisual works and identify new modes of performance.
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