Translation as technique: Collaboratively creating an electro-acoustic composition for saxophone and live video projection

Christopher Jette, Kelland Thomas, Javier Villegas, Angus Graeme Forbes

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Abstract

This paper describes the development of an electro-acoustic composition, titled v→t→d, which positions the act of translation as the focal point of the creative process. The work is a collaboration between a saxophonist, a composer, and two multimedia artists. We begin with a saxophone improvisation which is translated into a composition featuring solo saxophone and fixed electronics work. The performance of this sound composition is translated again with live image processing, where the audio and visual content serve as control signals. We locate translation as an effective tool for composition and describe work that has inspired this approach to our creation processes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 40th International Computer Music Conference, ICMC 2014 and 11th Sound and Music Computing Conference, SMC 2014 - Music Technology Meets Philosophy
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Digital Echos to Virtual Ethos
EditorsGeorgios Kouroupetroglou, Anastasia Georgaki
PublisherNational and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Pages463-468
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9789604661374
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event40th International Computer Music Conference, ICMC 2014, Joint with the 11th Sound and Music Computing Conference, SMC 2014 - Music Technology Meets Philosophy: From Digital Echos to Virtual Ethos - Athens, Greece
Duration: Sep 14 2014Sep 20 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings - 40th International Computer Music Conference, ICMC 2014 and 11th Sound and Music Computing Conference, SMC 2014 - Music Technology Meets Philosophy: From Digital Echos to Virtual Ethos

Other

Other40th International Computer Music Conference, ICMC 2014, Joint with the 11th Sound and Music Computing Conference, SMC 2014 - Music Technology Meets Philosophy: From Digital Echos to Virtual Ethos
CountryGreece
CityAthens
Period9/14/149/20/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Music
  • Media Technology
  • Computer Science Applications

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    Jette, C., Thomas, K., Villegas, J., & Forbes, A. G. (2014). Translation as technique: Collaboratively creating an electro-acoustic composition for saxophone and live video projection. In G. Kouroupetroglou, & A. Georgaki (Eds.), Proceedings - 40th International Computer Music Conference, ICMC 2014 and 11th Sound and Music Computing Conference, SMC 2014 - Music Technology Meets Philosophy: From Digital Echos to Virtual Ethos (pp. 463-468). (Proceedings - 40th International Computer Music Conference, ICMC 2014 and 11th Sound and Music Computing Conference, SMC 2014 - Music Technology Meets Philosophy: From Digital Echos to Virtual Ethos). National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.