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Hearing, Sight and a Host of Other Senses

Pasoulas, Aki (2019) Hearing, Sight and a Host of Other Senses. In: SOUND/IMAGE19, 9-10 Nov 2019, London, UK. (Unpublished) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository.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)

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Abstract

This paper follows up on my continuing research on a compositional method based on the interpretation of information received through all senses as gestural and textural activity in the aural domain; it attempts to map our experiences from a number of sensory systems to the aural space.

The paper starts from the method I followed when creating my latest composition, as a case study for this approach, where I employed multisensory walks to gather gestural and textural information. Gesture implies a motion, a temporal structure, whereas texture implies a consistency, the feel and appearance of something. The construction of the piece involved mapping sensory experiences on a relative timeline on separate soundmaps, smellmaps, touchmaps, tastemaps and sightmaps. Composite layers of that information were combined with recognisable sounds from the environmental recordings I made during the walks, to form musically meaningful structures.

This system of interpreting information explores interrelationships between music, time perception, memory and the listening environment, as it is based on a number of multisensory walks with senses acting on different timescales. This process allows us to use creatively information that we receive from other senses, often neglected when thinking about sound.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Uncontrolled keywords: Soundscape, multisensory walks, composition
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of Arts > Music and Audio Arts
Faculties > Humanities > School of Music and Fine Art
Faculties > Sciences > Centre for Music Technology
Depositing User: Aki Pasoulas
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2019 20:01 UTC
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2019 17:19 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/77210 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Pasoulas, Aki: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6734-9133
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