Musical applications of physical computing

Calum Scott

    Research output: ThesisMaster's Thesis

    Abstract

    This paper presents a music technology portfolio consisting of 5 distinct
    projects, which are each concerned with the concept of physicality in digital
    music. The work seeks to address acoustic ecologist R. Murray Schafer’s concept
    of schizophonia by imbuing digital music systems with signatures from the analog
    world through the use of emerging technologies of physical computing. Physical
    control methods were developed and explored for this purpose as well as the use
    of computer controlled mechanical actuators operating on acoustic objects. The
    resultant projects vary in form - encompassing aspects of automated musical
    performance, installation and interactive art as well as design and programming
    - but in all the link between sound and source is in some way given physical
    tangibility.
    Original languageEnglish
    Awarding Institution
    • University of Glasgow
    Supervisors/Advisors
    • Fells, Dr Nick, Supervisor, External person
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2011

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    Keywords

    • music
    • physical computing
    • installation art
    • schizophonia
    • sonic art

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