Title

Dwelling

Date of Award

2007

Availability

Article

Degree Name

Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.)

Department

Music Theory and Composition

First Committee Member

Ferdinando DeSena, Committee Chair

Abstract

Dwelling is an interactive multi-media installation which involves the disciplines of music, photography and video based on the construction of a house in South Florida. The ingredients of the nine vignettes (approximately ninety seconds each) consist solely of raw and manipulated audio/visual material documented at the construction site, demonstrating the artistic value and similarities between music (art) and construction.In order to move the observer to a participant level, an audience-interactive system gives the spectator some control of the outcome. The music and visual elements for each vignette are married compositions that were manipulated in a studio environment. The vignettes are triggered as individual spectators walk around the installation on their own route, creating a personal experience because the order of the presentation depends on the path taken by the person.The aural component is presented in a multi-speaker arrangement while the visuals are projected onto opposite walls of a room inside the subject house.These three disciplines, music, photography and video, are combined with the goal of establishing equality amongst them.

Keywords

Music

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