The Mobile Audience as a Digital Musical Persona in Telematic Performance

Date

2022-06-16

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2220-4806

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Conference

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Yes

Abstract

One of the consequences of the pandemic has been the potential to embrace hybrid support for different human group activities, including music performance, resulting in accommodating a wider range of situations. We believe that we are barely at the tip of the iceberg and that we can explore further the possibilities of the medium by promoting a more active role of the audience during telematic performance. In this paper, we present personic, a mobile web app designed for distributed audiences to constitute a digital musical instrument. This has the twofold purpose of letting the audience contribute to the performance with a non-intrusive and easy-to-use approach, as well as providing audiovisual feedback that is helpful for both the performers and the audience alike. The challenges and possibilities of this approach are discussed from pilot testing the app using a practice-based approach. We conclude by pointing to new directions of telematic performance, which is a promising direction for network music and digital performance.

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open access paper

Keywords

audience participation, collaborative music-making, mobile music, network music, practice-based research, web audio

Citation

Xambó, A. and Goudarzi, V. (2022) The Mobile Audience as a Digital Musical Persona in Telematic Performance. Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression. June 28 - July 1, 2022, Waipapa Taumata Rau, Tamaki Makaurau, Aotearoa (University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand).

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