Live Electronics: Performer Agency and Audience Reception

Kirby, Jenn. 2020. 'Live Electronics: Performer Agency and Audience Reception'. In: IRCAM Forum. Paris, France. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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Abstract or Description

Through the design of new gestural software instruments and the development of new strategies of conveying musical expression in the performance of live electronics, I aim to develop new methods of performer agency and utilise audio-visual symbiosis to enhance audience engagement
I will present my designs for two works, The Phonetics Project (voice+electronics) and Hear to Listen (flute+electronics).

In order to achieve performer agency and for performers to have confidence in the system, robustness of the instrument is crucial. Given the changeable nature of technology this is a difficult challenge to address. This leads me to a dilemma - sacrifice compatibility and portability for long-term reliability, or accept the ephemeral nature of the work we create in electronic music performance.

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Talk)

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Music > Unit for Sound Practice Research


23 January 2020Accepted
5 March 2020Completed

Event Location:

Paris, France

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Date Deposited:

04 Jan 2023 13:59

Last Modified:

04 Jan 2023 13:59


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