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The rehabilitation of schizophonia: social interaction, sound and media in the Automatic Writing Circle

Gardner, Thomas (2011) The rehabilitation of schizophonia: social interaction, sound and media in the Automatic Writing Circle. In: The Embodiment of Authority: Perspectives on Performances, 10–12 September 2010, Department of Doctoral Studies in Musical Performance and Research, Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, Finland.. [Creative Arts and Design > Music
Creative Arts and Design > Musicianship/Performance studies
Creative Arts and Design > Sound Arts & Design] (In Press)
 
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Creators:Gardner, Thomas
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The interaction between musicians has been one of the traditional strengths of music: it stretches to include an audience and ritual participants but has its origins in group activity, the interpersonal responses of one musician to another. This paper examines the way that electronic media have transformed the interactions between musicians, particularly in the context of live performance. A central theme is the way in which mediatisation creates new splits within previously integrated musical situations and also merges differences usually defined by physical boundaries.
The theories of Gregory Bateson on schizophrenia and Irving Goffman on Situationism are brought together to create a new understanding of the term ‘schizophonia’. This rehabilitated concept is proposed as the key to a creative exploration of new situations and discontinuities which make up group performance in a mediatised environment.
The particular work of  the  improvising group ‘Automatic Writing Circle’ (automaticwritingcircle.co.uk)  is drawn on to illustrate some of the areas in which potentially schizophrenic states, involving splits and communication breakdown, have been recuperated to create a growing competence in hearing and responding to difference.

Official Website:http://www.embodimentofauthority.net/
Type of Research:Conference, Symposium or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed:sound art, music, performance, collaboration, embodiment, electronic media, interaction
Your affiliations with UAL:Colleges > London College of Communication
Research Centres/Networks > Creative Research into Sound Arts Practice (CRiSAP)
Date:08 February 2011
Funders:Sibelius academy
Event Location:Department of Doctoral Studies in Musical Performance and Research, Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, Finland.
Projects or Series:Research Outputs Review (April 2010 - April 2011)
ID Code:3463
Deposited By:Thomas Gardner
Deposited On:02 Nov 2011 14:29
Last Modified:30 Jan 2014 12:18
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