Exposition

She plays angel music (where people might die) (2020)

Michael Wolters, Paul Norman

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She plays angel music (where people might die) Post-Internet Music as a comment on the absorption of knowledge This exposition articulates the research within the artistic work She Plays Angel Music (where people might die), a 60-minute concert-installation for 5-25 female harpists. The research was triggered by highly questionable and incomplete information on the history of harp composition found on Wikipedia. While it is generally accepted that Wikipedia is not a reliable source in academia, it still a powerful source of knowledge amongst the general public. Thus, the incomplete display on the site promotes a) the historic and continuing discrimination of women from music composition in the classical music world and b) the continuing rejection of contemporary music in favour of music by dead composers in the classical music world. This exposition takes the reader through the compositional steps that were performed in order to create a post-internet work that attempts to highlight political situations by gathering publicly available information into a controversial context.
typeresearch exposition
keywordsharp, harpists, wiki, post-internet, installation, concert, trolley
date03/06/2020
published18/12/2020
last modified18/12/2020
statuspublished
share statusprivate
copyrightMichael Wolters, Paul Norman
licenseAll rights reserved
languageBritish English
urlhttps://www.researchcatalogue.net/view/918449/1082580
doihttps://doi.org/10.22501/rc.918449
published inResearch Catalogue


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1010286 Barbara Schilling Michael Wolters/Orange County Register Public domain
1010351 harp composers Michael Wolters All rights reserved
1010355 list of harp composers Michael Wolters All rights reserved
1010734 Map of Europe with places scanned Michael Wolters All rights reserved
1010741 music stands detail Michael Wolters All rights reserved
1010769 Recital Hall floor plan adjusted RBC All rights reserved
1010772 RH floor plan RBC All rights reserved
1010774 Recital Hall floor plan adjusted RBC All rights reserved
1010777 Recital Hall floor plan and places superimposed MW All rights reserved
1010815 Bamberg example Michael Wolters All rights reserved
1010819 Dubez elegie example Michael Wolters All rights reserved
1010829 Handel original Michael Wolters All rights reserved
1010842 Handel example Michael Wolters All rights reserved
1010853 Bochsa 1789 Michael Wolters All rights reserved
1010873 Bochsa pic Wikipedia All rights reserved
1011012 Handel clock example Michael Wolters All rights reserved
1011026 Handel clock example small Michael Wolters small All rights reserved
1011029 Handel clock example small Michael Wolters All rights reserved
1011038 She plays angel music Oli Clark All rights reserved
1011057 Handel clock example very short Michael Wolters All rights reserved
1011063 harpists asking audience Oli Clark All rights reserved
1011072 No more living harp composers Michael Wolters All rights reserved
1011165 history clock Oli Clark All rights reserved
1082619 She plays angel music pic Paul Norman Michael Wolters All rights reserved
1082728 She plays angel music (where people might die) scores Paul Norman Michael Wolters All rights reserved
1088370 IMG_6068 2 Michael Wolters All rights reserved
1088379 IMG_6073 2 Michael Wolters All rights reserved
1092578 Royal Birmingham Conservatoire logo_white RBC All rights reserved
1096325 There are no more living harp composers Michael Wolters All rights reserved

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