Absolutely Nothing

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Abstract

Absolutely Nothing combines improvisational and algorithmic approaches to musical composition. Created entirely in SuperCollider, the sounds used in this piece attempt to create a contrast between concrete, organic and synthetic textures. Dynamic percussive and noise based sounds are contrasted with clearly tonal content vacillating between the melancholic and optimistic. The piece draws upon a range of sounds and textures common to both avant-garde and exploratory forms of popular electronic music.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBirmingham
Media of outputAudio file
Size23.9 MB
Publication statusPublished - 4 May 2019
EventBEAST FEaST: fast-forward rewind - Birmingham University, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 May 20194 May 2019
http://www.beast.bham.ac.uk/beast-feast-2019/concerts/

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Tonal
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Keywords

  • Algorithmic Composition
  • Electroacoustic Music
  • Electronic Music
  • Open source software
  • Improvisation
  • Performance

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SCHRIMSHAW, WILLIAM. (Author). (2019). Absolutely Nothing. Performance, Birmingham: .
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