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dc.contributor.authorKing, Rob
dc.date.accessioned2019-07-25T19:19:56Z
dc.date.available2019-07-25T19:19:56Z
dc.date.issued2019-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/61539
dc.descriptionPresented at the 25th International Conference on Auditory Display (ICAD 2019) 23-27 June 2019, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.
dc.description.abstractData-music reflects the ubiquity of data in modern society. Composers have not engaged widely with the opportunities opened up by this, despite the chance to overcome a gulf between academic art music and social engagement. Their reluctance might be traced to the challenge of reconciling abstract data and concrete sound, in political implications, and in technological barriers in computer music. The present paper argues that socially relevant music composition for the 21st century can adopt a programme of sonification grounded in politically acute data. As examples of such practice, two compositions are discussed founded upon US and UK social data sets, and realised via the SuperCollider programming language. The consequences for the composer of new music are further discussed from political and musicological angles, with the ムpurposeメ of writing such music analysed from the perspective of various commentators.
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technology
dc.rightsLicensed under Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial 4.0 International License.
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
dc.subjectAuditory display
dc.subjectData music
dc.title‘Music of the people': Music from data as social commentary
dc.typeProceedings
dc.contributor.corporatenameDurham University, UK. Department of Music
dc.publisher.originalInternational Community on Auditory Display
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.21785/icad2019.007


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