Mc Laughlin, SG (2014) Intra-Agencies. CeReNeM Journal (4). pp. 76-88.
In my recent practice I have developed a model of composition based on cybernetics, ANT, and interactions between human and material agencies. This model is a strict application of two overlapping processes enacted within a nonlinear and indeterminate acoustic environment. Typically this environment is musical/acoustic material that is metastable and extensible, affording stable patterns under certain conditions; multiphonics are a simple but non-exhaustive example of this. This article presents my current work-in-progress, a piece for solo cello, (1) discussing treatment of the instrument as a nonlinear space of acoustic continua (rather than event-based musical actions), and (2) outlining a theoretical basis for the performative exploration of such unstable musical materials by referring to research in the sociology/anthropology of science and technology (Lucy Suchman’s theory of Situated Actions), and philosophy of science (Andrew Pickering’s theories of human and material agencies).
|Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information:||(c) 2014, the Author. This is an open access article licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC-BY-NC-SA 4.0)|
|Keywords:||composition, spectral, multiphonic, experimental music, performative, cybernetics, situated action|
|Institution:||The University of Leeds|
|Academic Units:||The University of Leeds > Faculty of Performance, Visual Arts and Communications (Leeds) > School of Music (Leeds)|
|Depositing User:||Symplectic Publications|
|Date Deposited:||24 Mar 2016 10:50|
|Last Modified:||25 Mar 2016 03:20|