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Sarva Mangalam

Howle, Tim and Cope, Nick (2018) Sarva Mangalam. Item format: Digital fixed media. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:66941)

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Video: Nick Cope, Sound: Tim Howle

Duration: 10.00 minutes

Previous iterations of this work have been called Flags, (1, 2 and 3) and as more layers of material have been added we have resisted forward propulsion. There is no real goal-orientation and the material can be described as ambient. This fourth incarnation of the work builds on a single monitor work originally presented at a festival celebrating the work of Cornelius Cardew featuring a single shot of Tibetan Buddhist prayer flags filmed on a hillside at Ganden Monastery, near Lhasa, Tibet. A second version of the work introduced another shot juxtaposed with the first from prayer flags shot by Namtso Lake, Tibet, additional sounds have been introduced that attempt limited levels of intervention that chime with the images. The exploitation of the inherent musicality of the images emphasizes timelessness and continuity through a quasi-improvisational approach, mirroring and counterpointing objects in the image. Limited indeterminate relationship of the layers of musical material allows for shifts with regard to each other, resulting in harmonious, open and gestural relationships regardless of juxtaposition. Sounds are selected from a similarly limited palette; the approach is free within prescribed limits. The research aim is to augment the ‘electroacoustic movie’ with the inclusion of Eno and Cardew influences, to balance the fixed with the variable.

Item Type: Composition
Uncontrolled keywords: visual music, electroacoustic video
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > School of Arts
Depositing User: Tim Howle
Date Deposited: 07 May 2018 13:57 UTC
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2021 10:22 UTC
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Howle, Tim.

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