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Collaboration in sound design and music composition for theatre - Panel, ZU-UK & Gareth Fry

Collaboration in sound design and music composition for theatre - Panel, ZU-UK & Gareth Fry

Maravala, Persis-Jade, Fry, Gareth and Lopes Ramos, Jorge ORCID: 0000-0003-4868-9700 (2023) Collaboration in sound design and music composition for theatre - Panel, ZU-UK & Gareth Fry. In: Theatre Sound (as) Collaboration. Distributed creations, shared agencies, 13th - 15th Sep, 2023, Ludwig Maximilian University, München & Online.

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In this session we pay closer attention to the processes and dynamics of the collaborative relationships involved in, and between, sound design and music composition for theatre, past and present. We are not only interested in the creative dialogue between a sound designer and a composer (in those theatre cultures where this pairing conventionally exists), but also between the more abstract “functions” of contributing music and curating a sonic environment for a theatre performance – which often includes interweaving of musical cues, sound effects, acoustic conditions, aesthetics of voice amplification etc. Taking Bruno Latour’s “actor-networks“ as a prompt, we seek to consider how “collaborative agents” may well include spaces and environments, technologies, objects, instruments, interfaces, and artificial intelligences: how might the idea of creative partnerships extend to non-human or “more-than-human” entities? We also wish to discuss how collaboration between “sound“ and “music“ is articulated in teams, in practices where artistic responsibility is more evenly distributed, where traditional roles and job descriptions are suspended in processes of devising, and in institutions with fluid hierarchies.

Item Type: Conference or Conference Paper (Other)
Uncontrolled Keywords: sound; collaboration; body; theatre sound; Grotowski; participatory theatre; interactive technology; entrainment; liveness; Live sound editing; instruction-based performance; public space; Art as activism; agency; playtesting; Arts & Health; Care; lived experience
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
N Fine Arts > NC Drawing Design Illustration
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN2000 Dramatic representation. The Theater
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > School of Stage and Screen
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2024 15:45

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