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Considering musical structure in location-based experiences

Hazzard, Adrian; Benford, Steve; Chamberlain, Alan; Greenhalgh, Chris

Authors

STEVE BENFORD steve.benford@nottingham.ac.uk
Dunford Chair in Computer Science



Abstract

Locative music experiences are often non-linear and as such the final structure of the music heard is guided by the movements of the user. We note an absence of principles regarding how composers should approach the structuring of such locative soundtracks. For instance, how does one compose for a non-linear soundtrack using linear, pre-composed placed sounds, where fixed musical time is placed into the indeterminate time of the user’s experience? Furthermore, how does one create a soundtrack that is suitable for the location, but also functions as a coherent musical structure? We explore these questions by analyzing an existing ‘placed sound’ work from a traditional music theory perspective and in doing so reveal some structural principals from ‘fixed’ musical forms can also support the composition of contemporary locative music experiences.

Publication Date May 31, 2015
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
APA6 Citation Hazzard, A., Benford, S., Chamberlain, A., & Greenhalgh, C. (2015). Considering musical structure in location-based experiences
Keywords Music theory, Form, Affordance, Location, Time, Space
Publisher URL https://nime2015.lsu.edu/proceedings/214/0214-paper.pdf
Related Public URLs https://nime2015.lsu.edu/proceedings/
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf

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