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Babble and Speech : approaches to technology and the spoken word in contemporary sound arts practices

Lane, Cathy (2011) Babble and Speech : approaches to technology and the spoken word in contemporary sound arts practices. In: ISEA (International Symposium on Electronic Arts 2011, 14.9.2011-21.9.2011, Istanbul, Turkey. (Unpublished)

Type of Research: Conference, Symposium or Workshop Item
Creators: Lane, Cathy

Peer reviewed conference paper

This paper will investigate the work of a selection of contemporary artists whose creative practice is engaged with technology and the spoken word. Although they come from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds including music, sound art and performance poetry for each of these artists sounded language and the spoken word provides the materials and often the means by which they carry out their artistic investigations.

In the paper I will identify and discuss similarities and differences between the various cross-disciplinary approaches to playing with words which run through their works alongside a consideration of the technical approaches within the context of a variety of twentieth century sonic practices with language and the spoken word. I will also investigate technological approaches , and creative tools and current and possible future developments in the technologies that might be used or influence spoken word composition as a distinct area of creative practice and research within an interdisciplinary context.

The majority of the works referred to in this paper can be found on Playing with Words: an audio compilation (2011) freely available online at www.gruenrekorder.de. A double compact disc is also available from Gruenrekorder.

Official Website: http://isea2011.sabanciuniv.edu/
Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed: spoken word; artistic practices; technology; sound poetry; music; sound art
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > London College of Communication
Research Centres/Networks > Creative Research into Sound Arts Practice (CRiSAP)
Date: 2011
Copyright Holders: Cathy Lane
Funders: Arts and Humanities Research Council
Event Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Projects or Series: Research Outputs Review (April 2010 - April 2011), Playing with words:the spoken word in artistic practice
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2011 15:23
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2014 10:53
Item ID: 3774
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/3774

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