Motor Music

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2014-02

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Abstract

Motor Music II (2014) for small group and motors

What happens when an AC or DC motor is plugged raw into a mixing desk or connected directly to a speaker?

Motor Music II explores ‘low level’ instrument design and a reductionist approach. The piece also sets up a proposition concerning electronic music: ‘How can it be done simpler?’ The motor as ‘instrument’ encourages an objection-orientated approach to sound and music making: the motor itself has inherent musical qualities and potential that needs to be ‘found’.

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DIY electronics, DIY electronic music, music composition, performance art

Citation

Richards, J. (2014) Motor Music

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