Browsing by Author "Emmerson, Simon"

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  • Emmerson, Simon (Book chapter)
    This chapter develops earlier ideas of the author on 'local' and 'field' spaces in the composition and performance of music made with technology. This focuses on discussion of the 'prosthesis' of electronics and how we ...
  • Emmerson, Simon (Recording, musical)
    Memory Machine is a ‘concert installation’ piece. It is a variable work which will rarely be heard exactly the same twice. But it has a basic form that remains the same – a beginning, a series of evolving episodes and an ...
  • Emmerson, Simon (Musical Score)
    The work consists of 35 short sections of music covering all the possibilities of the combinations of the instruments, each varying short fragments and gestures. The variations move through ‘local’ harmonies and tone colours ...
  • Emmerson, Simon (Musical Score)
    Microvariations (in memoriam Jonathan Harvey) for instrumental quintet and live electronics was originally commissioned by Sond'Ar-te Ensemble (Lisbon) and first performed in March 2014. I compose at the piano and during ...
  • Emmerson, Simon (Book chapter)
    A discussion on the evolution of live electronic and interactive musics - the relationship of live performer to technology. The idea of 'space frames' is developed. As the live performance reaches wider (prosthesis) control ...
  • Emmerson, Simon (Book chapter)
    Edited and expanded transcription of a talk with music examples of the author's live electronic compositions (covering more than 30 years). This examines issues of the relationship of poetics to technology, specifically ...
  • Emmerson, Simon (Recording, musical)
    What is ‘modernism’? Music was late to have an answer compared with other arts. We hear glimpses of music we think we know; no melody or rhythm, just an instant of ‘colour’, frozen and moving – ‘eternity in a moment’. ...
  • Emmerson, Simon (Book chapter)
    This chapter examines the relationship of 'music' (which has a 'beginning, middle, end' paradigm) and 'sound art' which may be formed over time by the listener/participant. The emergence of a continuum undermines assumptions ...
  • The theme of this Research Companion is 'connectivity and the global reach of electroacoustic music and sonic arts made with technology'. The possible scope of such a companion in the field of electronic music has changed ...
  • Emmerson, Simon (Musical Score)
    I was most happy that through good planning and good fortune Carla Rees performed what was effectively the 40th birthday presentation of my work Spirit of ’76 in 2016. Following this performance Carla suggested the possibility ...
  • Emmerson, Simon (Musical Score)
    Stringscape was commissioned by Darragh Morgan and is dedicated to him and his wonderful virtuosity. It was composed between July 2009 and April 2010. There are three characters – lyric, drone and texture. It’s difficult ...
  • Emmerson, Simon ; Fields, Kenneth (Book chapter)
    At the time of writing at least twenty years of extended sound-based performance via the internet is now behind us. Already in 2003 Alvaro Barbosa summarised the elements that had emerged in the first generation of networked ...