The Cape Jeremy Affair

Date

2015

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Musical Score

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Yes

Abstract

The Cape Jeremy Affair is an experimental music theatre composition for 2 musicians and 2 laptop computers. It is created from a text: a 1969 sledge report from the British Antarctic Survey that described an arduous, and ultimately aborted, rescue attempt by four dog teams from Stonington Island to Fossil Bluff, where several geophysicists had sought shelter following a plane crash. The 30-day trip started as a routine dog sledging expedition conducting a geophysical survey along the way. But it ended up being a survival exercise with 4 men and 27 huskies adrift on an ice floe.

The Cape Jeremy Affair was commissioned by York Theatre Royal.

Description

The Cape Jeremy Affair is an experimental music theatre composition for 2 musicians and 2 laptop computers. It is created from a text: a 1969 sledge report from the British Antarctic Survey that described an arduous, and ultimately aborted, rescue attempt by four dog teams from Stonington Island to Fossil Bluff, where several geophysicists had sought shelter following a plane crash. The 30-day trip started as a routine dog sledging expedition conducting a geophysical survey along the way. But it ended up being a survival exercise with 4 men and 27 huskies adrift on an ice floe. The Cape Jeremy Affair was commissioned by York Theatre Royal.

Keywords

composition, AI, human-computer interaction

Citation

Vear, C. (2015) The Cape Jeremy Affair

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Research Institute

Music, Technology and Innovation - Institute for Sonic Creativity (MTI2)