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Title: Imaginal landscapes : the role of electroacoustic music in concealing localised stories and revealing new myths
Author: Nasciuti, Luca
ISNI:       0000 0004 7967 6889
Awarding Body: University of Aberdeen
Current Institution: University of Aberdeen
Date of Award: 2019
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The PhD examines ways in which environmental sounds are being employed for the production of musical works in different media. Drawing on the analysis of listening practice, a method for composition is being proposed where environmental sound recordings can offer a dramaturgical context for the creation of new work. The process of abstracting sounds from their identifying qualities, unique to electroacoustic music, is contextualised within a portfolio of nine works. These function as case studies for a compositional method driven by the cues and information found in the environment. The theoretical framework proposed aims at bridging the gap between abstraction of the sound source and the creative outcome. It proposes a compositional method that engages with sound and place to direct the listening experience toward the complexity of cultural, political and social narratives of the present. The sonic environment is engaged dramaturgically and relationally as a method to support continuity between the soundscape, its recording, its manipulation in studio, and its final multimedia outcome. Furthermore, a meta-narrative of noise is being proposed in order to challenge the dualistic model of experience based on subject and object this way favouring an experience of the environment that is multilayered , interconnected, and across multiple spatialities and temporalities.
Supervisor: Stollery, Pete ; Salazar, Diana Sponsor: Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities (SGSAH)
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Electronic composition ; Electronic music ; Sounds