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The Meaning of the Instrument (last edited: 2019)

Per Anders Nilsson, Palle Dahlstedt

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In this paper we discuss the meaning of musical instruments, particularly an electronic instrument intended for ensemble improvisation that is called the exPressure Pad. A basic premise is that the actual instrument in play mediates and actualizes particular aesthetical ideas, comparable to a composition. In play a multitude of interactions and cross relations occur: between the players, between the instrument and the player, and between the player and the musical outcome. However, the inherent properties of the instrument delimit what we can, and cannot do, therefore, it is feasible to claim that the instrument directs and informs our playing as much as we are shaping the musical output.
typeresearch exposition
keywordsimprovisation, electronic music, Interaction, instrument design
date28/05/2012
last modified04/06/2019
statusprogress
share statuspublic
affiliationAcademy of Music and Drama, University of Gothenburg
licenseAll rights reserved
urlhttps://www.researchcatalogue.net/view/23963/23964
external linkhttp://www.ems-network.org/ems12/abstract.html


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24038 InstrTheoryMusic Nilsson All rights reserved
24035 Expr_VectorEngine Dahlstedt/Nilsson All rights reserved
24002 ExprTriggerFinger_Basic PA Nilsson All rights reserved
23998 ExprTriggerFinger_Basic.graffle PA Nilsson All rights reserved
23979 duopantoMorf2 Palle Dahstedt All rights reserved

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