Some very interesting stuff here pertinent to my own research on the ontology and epistemology of technologically mediated music.
Mixing Time: The Use of Recording Technologies in Live Music Performance
Yngvar Kjus and Anne Danielsen, University of Oslo
Author keywords: Recording Techniques, Live Performance, Creativity, Communication
ABSTRACT: Along with the rise of computer-based music technologies, artists are bringing studio-related practices on stage. This allows different forms of composing, recording and sound processing to become integral elements of live music. In this paper, we study the considerations, efforts and skills involved with using these studio-related techniques in live settings, and ask how artists’ sense of creativity and communication are affected. The paper assesses existing research on the use of technologies in live music performance and attempts to establish a theoretical framework for studying evolving creative and communicative challenges of contemporary musicianship. We then present an interview-study with six artists in Norway, engaged in genres ranging from electronic dance music and electro-pop to improvisation-based live electronics. The analysis…
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