Instrumentality, time and perseverance

G. Torre, H.K.G. Andersen

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In this article we discuss how the act of perceiving a digital object as a musical instrument can be considered as directly proportional to the amount (and quality) of time invested in its development and refinement to suit individual needs rather than generic ones. In that regard, the purpose-free approach to the design of generic controllers contrasts with a view of personalised tools developed and continuously redefined by the artist to fulfil artistic and musical needs. In doing so, the time invested relates to the artist/designer’s perseverance in a never-ending process of subjectification of the digital instrument identity. The discussion provided in the article is supported by a case study on one of the pioneers and developers of digital musical instruments: Michael Waisvisz (1949–2008) and his work on The Hands (first exhibited in 1984—last performance dated 2008). We argue that this almost 30-year long and engaged process of development and experimentation can be seen as a model, through which we can allow other musical devices to evolve from controllers of digital musical matter to instruments that may provide integrated and embodied possibilities for musical expression.
TaalEngels
TitelMusical Instruments in the 21st Century: Identities, Configurations, Practices
RedacteurenT. Bovermann, A. de Campo, H. Egermann, S.-I. Hardjowirogo, S. Weinzierl
Plaats van productieSingapore
UitgeverijSpringer
Pagina's127-136
Aantal pagina's10
ISBN van elektronische versie9789811029516
ISBN van geprinte versie9789811029509
DOI's
StatusGepubliceerd - 1 jan 2016
Extern gepubliceerdJa

Publicatie series

NaamMusical Instruments in the 21st Century: Identities, Configurations, Practices

Vingerafdruk

Instrumentality
Musical Instruments
Artist
Pioneers
Subjectification
Designer
Experimentation
Musical Expression

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Torre, G., & Andersen, H. K. G. (2016). Instrumentality, time and perseverance. In T. Bovermann, A. de Campo, H. Egermann, S-I. Hardjowirogo, & S. Weinzierl (editors), Musical Instruments in the 21st Century: Identities, Configurations, Practices (blz. 127-136). (Musical Instruments in the 21st Century: Identities, Configurations, Practices). Singapore: Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-981-10-2951-6_9
Torre, G. ; Andersen, H.K.G./ Instrumentality, time and perseverance. Musical Instruments in the 21st Century: Identities, Configurations, Practices. redacteur / T. Bovermann ; A. de Campo ; H. Egermann ; S.-I. Hardjowirogo ; S. Weinzierl. Singapore : Springer, 2016. blz. 127-136 (Musical Instruments in the 21st Century: Identities, Configurations, Practices).
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Torre, G & Andersen, HKG 2016, Instrumentality, time and perseverance. in T Bovermann, A de Campo, H Egermann, S-I Hardjowirogo & S Weinzierl (redactie), Musical Instruments in the 21st Century: Identities, Configurations, Practices. Musical Instruments in the 21st Century: Identities, Configurations, Practices, Springer, Singapore, blz. 127-136. DOI: 10.1007/978-981-10-2951-6_9

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Torre G, Andersen HKG. Instrumentality, time and perseverance. In Bovermann T, de Campo A, Egermann H, Hardjowirogo S-I, Weinzierl S, redacteurs, Musical Instruments in the 21st Century: Identities, Configurations, Practices. Singapore: Springer. 2016. blz. 127-136. (Musical Instruments in the 21st Century: Identities, Configurations, Practices). Beschikbaar vanaf, DOI: 10.1007/978-981-10-2951-6_9