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Title: Portfolio of compositions
Author: Hutchins, Charles Celeste
ISNI:       0000 0004 2730 5373
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 2012
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This portfolio of 19 compositions includes several short commissions intended to reach new listeners and address issues of sustainability and copyright. Two of the pieces are studio works, one of which makes use of field recordings and SuperCollider and the other of which is almost entirely analogue synthesis. Three pieces are performance works. One is a combination of live realisation and gestural control, designed to play in front of an audience of hackers. One is an N-channel work, designed for live realisation on the BEAST system. The last is an excerpt of live analogue synthesiser improvisation, using SuperCollider to manage panning. Some of the above pieces use glitches as an aesthetic choice. The last two pieces are written for BiLE, a laptop ensemble which follows the organisational model of The Hub. I developed a software library, BiLETools, for solving problems related to group laptop performance. Both BiLE pieces use live sampling, one of percussion. The other uses voice and is intended to be a live Text Sound work and is the second act of a laptop opera, The Death of Stockhausen.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: M Music