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WAITE, Si (2015) Kafka-Esque. [Show/Exhibition]

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Kafka-Esque involves the use of typed text as a real-time input for an interactive performance system. The piece explores text-based generative systems, links between typing and playing percussion instruments and the use of typing gestures in contemporary performance practice. The system aims to demonstrate liveness through clear, perceptible links between the performer’s gestures and the system’s audio-visual outputs. The system also provides a novel approach to the use of generative techniques in the composition and live performance of songs, in which lyrics are placed at the heart of the performance.

Kafka-Esque has been performed at:
- MTI concert series, De Montofort University, 2014
- Sonorities, Queen's University , 2015
- International Festival of Artistic Innovation, Leeds, 2016

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Item Type: Show/Exhibition
Uncontrolled Keywords: Typing music systems interactive generative audio-visual performance live liveness computer keyboard instrument digital experimental popular lyrics
Faculty: School of Computing and Digital Technologies > Film, Media and Journalism
Event Title: Sonorities 2015
Event Location: Belfast
Event Dates: 17-26th April 2015
Depositing User: Si WAITE
Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2017 12:36
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2023 03:48
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