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Title: A portfolio of original compositions and interactive installations
Author: Crawley, Cormac
ISNI:       0000 0004 5995 0019
Awarding Body: Queen's University Belfast
Current Institution: Queen's University Belfast
Date of Award: 2015
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This thesis is a written commentary accompanying a portfolio of original compositions and interactive installations that are composed primarily of environmental sound. The portfolio confronts many themes that, together, work to recontextualise environmental sound. These themes include: varying context in sound by stimulating multiple listening modes simultaneously in the quest for a deeper understanding of environmental sound; personification of environmental sound musically, thus embodying performative aspects of environmental sounds through music; accentuating the connection between subjectivity in listening and memory association. suggesting that music has the ability to allow the listener to venture on a unique and personal journey, relative to associative memory. There are six fixed medium compositions in the portfolio. These are The Listening House, The Watering Hole, Passage of the Masses, Port of Call. Magnetoception: A Geomagnetic Flight and Filtered & Blended. There are also three interactive installations: Auragate, Zettajoules and Camera Obscura Quietus. The works in the portfolio constantly shift environmental context and consequently perception of such sounds. This changing of perception can lead either to the personification, objectification or expunction of certain soundscape relationships through composition. All of which help to reveal sound in new light, thus giving new context and a higher level of understanding of the soundscape and the sounds therein.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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