Leonardo
Volume 49, Issue 5
October 2016

112 pages
ISSN 0024-094X
E-ISSN 1530-9282

Artists’ Article

Soma: Live Musical Performance in Which Congruent Visual, Auditory and Proprioceptive Stimuli Fuse to Form a Combined Aesthetic Narrative

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Article PDF (3.28 MB)
Abstract

Artists and scientists have long had an interest in the relationship between music and visual art, leading up to the present-day art form of correlated animation and music called visual music. Current live performance tools and paradigms for visual music, however, are subject to several limitations. The work reported here addresses these through a transdisciplinary integration of findings from several research areas, detailing the resulting ideas and their implementation in three interconnected software applications. This culminates in the art form of Soma, in which correlated auditory, visual and proprioceptive stimuli form a combined narrative.

Ilias Bergstrom (researcher), EventLAB, Universitat de Barcelona, Campus de Mundet—Edifici Teatre, Passeig de la Vall d’Hebron 171, 08035 Barcelona, Spain. Email: iliasbergstrom@ub.edu, onar3d@gmail.com.

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