Creating a Super Instrument: Composers and Pianists Reaching Beyond Their Technical and Expressive Capabilities

Maria Kallionpää, Hans-Peter Gasselseder

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Abstrakt

Thanks to the development of new technology, musical instruments are no more tied to their existing acoustic or technical limitations as almost all parameters can be augmented or modified in real time. An increasing number of composers, performers, and computer programmers have thus become interested in different ways of "supersizing" acoustic instruments in order to open up previously-unheard instrumental sounds. This leads us to the question of what constitutes a super instrument and what challenges does it pose aesthetically and technically? Although the classical music performers have traditionally been dependent on their existing instrumental skills, various technological solutions can be used to reach beyond them. This paper focuses on the possibilities of enhancing composers' and performing pianists' technical and expressive vocabulary in the context of electroacoustic super instrument compositions. The discussion will be illustrated by two compositional case studies.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelAM '15 Proceedings of the Audio Mostly 2015 on Interaction With Sound
Antal sider8
ForlagAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publikationsdato2015
Artikelnummer20
ISBN (Trykt)978-1-4503-3896-7
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2015
Begivenhed10th Audio Mostly - A Conference on Interaction with Sound, AM 2015 - Thessaloniki, Grækenland
Varighed: 7 okt. 20159 okt. 2015

Konference

Konference10th Audio Mostly - A Conference on Interaction with Sound, AM 2015
LandGrækenland
ByThessaloniki
Periode07/10/201509/10/2015

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Kallionpää, M., & Gasselseder, H-P. (2015). Creating a Super Instrument: Composers and Pianists Reaching Beyond Their Technical and Expressive Capabilities. I AM '15 Proceedings of the Audio Mostly 2015 on Interaction With Sound [20] Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/2814895.2814929