Willems, Christiaan H. (2008) Music mime & metamorphosis: interdisciplinary intersections, interactions and influences between music, mime and corporate communication. Doctoral project 2 (of 3): Music, mime & metamorphosis. Other thesis, Queensland University of Technology (QUT).
[Abstract]: With confirmation by Kurosawa & Davidson’s (2005) research that, ‘little investigation has been undertaken to explore the nonverbal information specified in a musical performance and its functions’ (p. 112), this paper seeks to both address that lack of investigation, and simultaneously explore areas where such ‘nonverbal information’ may be highlighted, stylised and exploited, in the interests of enhancing performer/audience communication, performance confidence and stage presence in the musical context. This paper is presented in conjunction with, refers to, and supports a series of VODcasts which constitute the primary source for this analysis/discussion, and which: a) catalogue an artistic process termed by the author, ‘Blind Collaboration’, in the recording of a contemporary music album b) provide an analysis of the effects of the non-musical aspects of live musical performance in the solo acoustic performance context c) explore the application of Mime performance techniques to the music performance context with a view to enhancing stage presence, performance confidence and the performer/audience relationship. Supplementary to and supporting the VODcasts (numbered 00 to 33 inclusive, ranging in duration from approximately 0:50 – 2:00 minutes), is the inclusion of written analyses of a variety of professional Concert performances (Appendix 2), both DVD and Live, providing both broad contextual information and specific examples. This analysis also includes performances by the author (Appendix 3).
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|Item Type:||Thesis (Non-Research) (Other)|
|Item Status:||Live Archive|
|Additional Information:||Doctor of Creative Industries (DCI) thesis, QUT. This thesis is comprises the written component of the second of three projects undertaken for a Doctor of Creative Industries (DCI) at QUT. The DCI was completed in 2009.|
|Depositing User:||Dr Chris Willems|
|Faculty / Department / School:||Historic - Faculty of Arts - No Department|
|Date Deposited:||29 Sep 2010 06:25|
|Last Modified:||03 Jul 2013 00:02|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||VODcast, blind collaboration, music collaboration, music recording, body language, physicality, mime, serendipity, live performance, non-musical aspects of musical performance, soft marketing|
|Fields of Research (FOR2008):||19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1904 Performing Arts and Creative Writing > 190407 Music Performance|
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