Methodologies in Collaborative Improvisation (Leading to New Compositional and Improvisational Materials)
This paper attempts to analyze and describe a number of composition techniques used for interactive performance art, collaboration between music and dance, and music dependent on real-time dynamics and gestures of dance performers. The paper describes pertinent work of Dane Yates, a composer working in collaborative efforts with dancers in Perth, \,VA, using new and innovative 'scoring' techniques for both dancers and musical performers, including graphical, semantic and audible sonic scores leading to a new composition technique of 'corrupted data', avoid in communication from composer to musical performer. The paper draws conclusions that point to a further development in dance orientated scoring for musical practice leading to the use of more electronic focused works of an interactive nature. The contents presents motivation and documentation of two pieces by Yates, 'TeaspoonsI' (for two dancers and two instruments) and '[teaspoons and variations]' (for prerecorded piano, iPods, dancers and winds) , featuring analysis of the recordings of the two respective pieces, as well as interviews and reflections of the performers involved in both pieces. Also discussed are current studies and ongoing research into the subject of a performative model and structuring formal boundaries between the performance of composition and a meta-composition
Yates, D. P.
Methodologies in Collaborative Improvisation (Leading to New Compositional and Improvisational Materials).
Sound Scripts, 5(1).
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