|Type of Research:||Art/Design Item|
|Group or Collective Creators:||Ecosonic Ensemble|
The Ouija Board - a new form of group musical instrument. Based on the real-time video analysis of the shadows of a group of people, it reframes many of the conventions of traditional tactile instrumental control. It allows the relationship between sound material from loudspeakers and the embodied act of performance to be investigated more deeply. This occurs both in a formal research process and during performance, where the Ouija board acts as a bridge between acousmatic and traditional instrumental / vocal techniques.
The tactile quality of traditional acoustic instruments is in contrast to this remote, shadowy form of engagement. It is a negative instrument, between two worlds, casting a human shadow on the acousmatic curtain.
|Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed:||performance, rehearsal, improvised music, ouija board, sound art, electroacoustic improvisation, baroque flute, traverso cello|
|Your affiliations with UAL:||Colleges > London College of Communication
Research Centres/Networks > Creative Research into Sound Arts Practice (CRiSAP)
|Copyright Holders:||Ecosonic Ensemble, Thomas Gardner|
|Projects or Series:||Ouija Board|
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|Material/Media:||ouija board, baroque flutes, cellos|
|Measurements or Duration of item:||variable|
|Date Deposited:||20 Feb 2009 15:47|
|Last Modified:||04 Sep 2015 19:33|
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