Creating an interactive music diffusion system
AuthorWilkinson, James Westgarth
AffiliationFine Arts and Music Collected Works
Document TypeMasters Research thesis
Access StatusOpen Access
© 2019 James Westgarth Wilkinson
In this study I take a phenomenological approach to music composition, improvisation and sound system design. I apply the writing of author Shoshana Zuboff’s The Age of Surveillance Capitalism to formulate an approach to composition and interactive design. I test whether it is possible to convert themes of Zuboff’s book into an interactive work of art which is relevant. I apply my research to the creation of an interactive sound installation based upon a Behavioural Value Reinvestment Cycle model. I explain my personal epoche, an interactive camera system, electro-acoustic music diffusion designs, audio software, and detail the development of the interactive music diffusion system design. I include descriptions of my compositions with accompanying sound recordings. A total of twelve compositions have been created for the purposes of this research. The music creation applies two approaches termed as either surveillance or conscious music. Surveillance music is composed by incorporating a camera for interactive outcomes. Conscious music compositions are works created in response to researching surveillance capitalism. To conclude I review and summarise my phenomenological experience and findings.
KeywordsJames; Wilkinson; Shoshana; Zuboff; Music; Surveillance; Installation; interactive; electro-acoustic; diffusion; composition; audio; capitalism; interactive; improvistation; design; Qlab; Max; ProTools; Loudspeaker; software; design; Behavioural; Value; Reinvestment; Cycle; conscious; phenomenological; Acousmonium; BEAST
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