Live Music for Moving Images: Experimenting with customized musical instruments, sound systems, and performance techniques

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.advisor Takala, Päivi
dc.contributor.advisor Decoster-Taivalkoski, Marianne Vänttinen, Tero 2013-06-27T09:36:20Z 2013-06-27T09:36:20Z 2013
dc.description.abstract Live music can be diversely used to accompany moving images. The transition from analog to digital has vastly expanded the possibilities of audio manipulation in live performances. However, the advanced technology does not solve the essential problem: what is needed to create proficient accompaniment? This Master's Thesis introduces two artistic projects, in which a musical score was realized to accompany moving images; a traditional silent film screening and a real-time live cinema performance. The accompaniments were actualized through the use of experimental means, e.g. self-made instruments and sound systems - both digital and analog - compiled specifically for these projects. The text introduces the musical instruments, the performance techniques, and the sound systems used. It begins by analyzing the creative process and goes on to explain the artistic motives and decisions. It also discusses the history of experimental sound art and musical accompaniments as well as compares the projects with these historical aspects. This work both reflects on and attempts to comprehensively answer relevant questions in the field of contemporary sound art including how technology can be used creatively and how the use of technology affects the content. en
dc.format.extent 45
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.relation.haspart I-files live cinema performance (Malmitalo, Helsinki 15.4.2012) A Trip to the Moon silent film accompaniment (Espoo Ciné, Espoo 18.8.2012) DVD attachment
dc.subject.other New media en
dc.title Live Music for Moving Images: Experimenting with customized musical instruments, sound systems, and performance techniques en
dc.type G2 Pro gradu, diplomityö fi Taiteiden ja suunnittelun korkeakoulu fi School of Arts, Design and Architecture en
dc.contributor.department Department of Media en
dc.contributor.department Median laitos fi
dc.subject.keyword performance en
dc.subject.keyword live en
dc.subject.keyword cinema en
dc.subject.keyword DIY en
dc.subject.keyword sound system en
dc.subject.keyword performance technique en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201305092096
dc.type.ontasot Master's thesis en
dc.type.ontasot Maisterin opinnäyte fi
dc.contributor.supervisor Ikonen, Antti
dc.programme Master's Degree Programme in Sound in New Media en

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